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FOXBORO (CBS) — Patriots rookie running back Brandon Bolden received a huge boost. When the Pats released Joseph Addai, they opened the door for the rookie to make some noise in camp. He has a chance to make the roster now, and so far, so good.
“It seems like he’s done a decent job in the areas we’ve asked him to work in, special teams,” Bill Belichick said. “He can catch the ball, has some skill in the passing game, and he had some production in the running game in college. We’ve only seen that in drills, we haven’t seen that in live competition yet, but based on college, it looked like he could run the ball. Pretty smart guy who can catch, play in the kicking game.”
Any fans coming down to camp will get a feeling of deja vu when they look at Bolden. He looks just like BenJarvus Green-Ellis. In fact he’s undrafted out of Ole Miss, just like The Law Firm was. Right now he’s handling whatever the Pats have been throwing at him, but Belichick says obstacles lie ahead.
“Like all the rookies, he’s made plenty of mistakes,” he said. “But he’d made progress. He’s worked at it, and he’s a smart kid, picked things up fairly well. It will really start to pile on here by the end of this week when we kind of have everything in. Then it will be piled really high and we’ll see how everybody is holding up.”
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