Stevan Ridley RB NE 10 hours ago

Ridley (knee), who visited the Dolphins earlier this week, is slated to meet with the Jets on Thursday, the Patriots' official site reports.

Meawhile, the Boston Herald relays that Ridley, who is still recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in Week 6 this past season, has received interest from other (unnamed) teams, while suggesting that a return to the Patriots can't be ruled out, either.

Stevan Ridley RB NE 2 days ago8 Comments

Ridley (knee) is visiting the Dolphins on Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

Ridley still hasn't been given medical clearance following ACL surgery so a contract offer is unlikely but the Dolphins nonetheless are doing their due diligence on a running back that has talent. Ridley could help someone this season although Miami may not be a fit with Lamar Miller already entrenched as the starting back.

Stevan Ridley RB NE 4 months ago

Ridley (knee) will have surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL and MCL in his right knee, The Boston Herald reports.

Ridley suffered the injury five weeks ago, but he needed the swelling to subside before undergoing surgery. Jonas Gray was fantastic in Ridley's role Sunday night, rushing for 199 yards and four touchdowns against the Colts. Ridley is set to become a free agent in the offseason, and the Patriots won't necessarily have interest in bringing him back.

Stevan Ridley RB NE 6 months ago

Ridley (knee) has been placed on IR by the Patriots, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

With Ridley out for the season, the Patriots added Jonas Gray to their backfield mix in a corresponding move. In terms of the team's potential Week 7 backfield workload distribution, a committee approach (involving some combo of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden, James White and Gray) seems likely, with the Boston Herald suggesting that the team may be inclined to ride the hot hand Thursday against the Jets, if one emerges.

Stevan Ridley RB NE 6 months ago8 Comments

An MRI revealed that Ridley suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee Sunday against the Bills, the Boston Herald reports.

Ridley is out for the season, and given that he is in the final year of his rookie contract, it's quite possible that he has played his last snap for the Patriots. In his absence, the team will turn to some combination of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden and James White, with Jonas Gray a candidate to be promoted from the Patriots' practice squad. Given that the team will likely employ a committee approach at running back starting Thursday against the Jets, neither of the team's backs are sure things this week, though Bolden and White are worthy of speculative pickups, with Vereen presumably already rostered in most cases.

Stevan Ridley RB NE 6 months ago

Ridley (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Jets, the Boston Herald reports.

While the Patriots await the results of Ridley's MRI, it is believed that he suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's win over the Bills. Assuming that is the case, the team is in line to roll with a combination of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden and James White on Thursday and beyond, with a committee approach out of the gate quite plausible.

Stevan Ridley RB NE 6 months ago

While the Patriots haven't updated Ridley's injury status yet, coach Bill Belichick acknowledged that things don't look promising on that front, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. "Unfortunately I don't think it looks too good," Belichick indicated Monday. "I don't think it's minor."

Those who has been relying on Ridley are advised to look into lining up a replacement for him, with some combination of Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden and James White on hand to absorb his carries for the Patriots, and Jonas Gray a candidate to be promoted from the team's practice squad. While Bolden's size (5-11, 220) would suggest that he is most suited to do the heavy lifting in Ridley's absence, we suspect that the team could elect to employ more of a committee approach to fill the void, starting with Thursday's game against the Jets.

Stevan Ridley RB NE 6 months ago

There are fears that Ridley, who will have an MRI on his knee Monday, may have torn his ACL, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.

Though fellow RB Shane Vereen is unlikely to be available in most leagues, Ridley owners scrambling for a replacement may want to look into securing Brandon Bolden and/or James White.

Stevan Ridley RB NE 6 months ago

Ridley was sporting a brace on his knee after Sunday's win over the Bills, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

We'll await further word on Ridley's injury, but we suspect that he is in line to miss some time. If that's the case, Shane Vereen would figure to see added carries moving forward, with Brandon Bolden and and James White (who was inactive Sunday) also candidates to see more work in the New England backfield.

Stevan Ridley RB NE 6 months ago

Ridley (knee) will not return to Sunday's game against the Bills.

Prior to sustaining his injury, Ridley had 10 carries for 23 yards, and with the Patriots playing again on Thursday against the Jets, he looks pretty iffy for Week 7. If Ridley is forced to miss time, Shane Vereen would figure to see a boost in carries, with James White (who was inactive Sunday) and Brandon Bolden also candidates to see added touches.