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Ridley left Sunday's game against Buffalo in the third quarter with an apparent right leg injury, the Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports.
Ridley was in significant pain before eventually being helped off by two trainers. No word yet on the severity of the injury, but if Ridley is done for the day, he finishes with just 29 total yards on 11 touches (10 carries, one catch).
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Ridley carried 27 times for 113 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 43-17 win over the Bengals.
Ridley dominated the first quarter, but Shane Vereen was worked in throughout the game, ultimately finishing with 90 yards on nine carries and 18 yards on three receptions. James Develin and Brandon Bolden also combined for three carries, with only one of those coming in the fourth quarter. Following Ridley's disappearance from the offense in last week's blowout loss, we saw the other side of the coin Sunday night, as he's a good bet to reach 20 carries whenever the Patriots win big. Next week, Ridley draws a road matchup against the tough Buffalo defense.
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Ridley had five carries for 28 yards in Monday's 41-14 loss to the Chiefs.
As can be expected whenever the Patriots are forced to play from behind, Ridley was essentially a non-factor in the offense, while Shane Vereeen had eight carries and five receptions. Next week's matchup with the Bengals isn't particularly attractive for either player, as the struggling New England offense will face a Cincinnati defense that was dominant in its last two games.
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Ridley carried the ball 19 times for for 54 yards in Sunday's 16-9 win over the Raiders.
Ridley, who also caught one pass for seven yards in the game, continued to see the bulk of the Patriots' carries (Shane Vereen had seven) in Week 3, though his 2.8 yards per carry Sunday feel short for his fantasy owners, given that he did not score a TD in the contest.
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Ridley carried 25 times for 101 yards with a TD in Sunday's 30-7 win over the Vikings.
Meanwhile, fellow RB Shane Vereen carried six times for 40 yards and caught one pass for zero yards in the contest. Moreover, Ridley saw his snaps increase from 22 in Week 1 to 37 on Sunday. While Ridley's weekly usage will largely hinge on the flow of the game, he should continue to see a good chunk of the Patriots' carries in the coming weeks, assuming he holds on to the ball.
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Ridley was on the field for 22-of-86 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.
Meanwhile, fellow RB Shane Vereen was on the field for 61 snaps, though Ridley still retained a slim edge in carries, by an 8-7 margin. We'll have to see if there is a similar ratio in Week 2's contest against the Vikings, but in any case, it looks Ridley's fantasy upside is going to be impacted by the team's usage of the versatile Vereen.
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Ridley carried eight times for 21 yards and caught two passes for seven yards in Sunday's 33-20 loss to the Dolphins.
Meanwhile, fellow RB Shane Vereen carried seven times for 36 yards and a TD and caught five passes for 35 yards. While Ridley's numbers were modest, he did not fumble in the game, which he started. Meanwhile, rookie James White was inactive. While a time-share is in play here, Ridley will continue to possess some fantasy utility in the coming weeks, with added rushing opportunities likely, provided he continues to take good care of the ball.
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Ridley, Shane Vereen, James White and Brandon Bolden are the four running backs retained by the Patriots on their 53-man roster, csnne.com reports.
Despite some speculation that Ridley could be a candidate to be a surprise cut, he was retained by the team and as long as he is able to avoid fumbling issues, he's in line to team up with Vereen (a capable pass-catcher out of the backfield) in the New England offense, with White and returnee Brandon Bolden on hand as reserves. While Vereen remains a viable option in PPR formats, it remains to be seen how many carries the Patriots plan to hand him. In Ridley's case, as long as he is able take adequate care of the football, he remains a candidate for both early-down and goal-line work.
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Ridley and fellow running back Shane Vereen were among the Patriots' players who were in uniform, but did not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, the Boston Herald reports.
A number of the team's regulars were predictably rested in the preseason finale, with Ridley's inclusion in that group suggesting that he remains part of the team's backfield plans, a notion echoed in the latest Patriots' roster projection posted by Mike Reiss of ESPN.com Reiss previously speculated that Ridley could a candidate to be a surprise cut, but such a scenario seems unlikely at this stage. While Ridley's role, and in turn, his fantasy value hinges on his ability to take good care of the football, it looks like he remains in line to team up with Vereen, a capable pass-catcher out of the backfield, in the New England offense, with rookie James White also on hand. Meanwhile, Brandon Bolden, Jonas Gray and Roy Finch are all candidates to secure the team's No. 4 role.
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In the Patriots' roster projection posted Monday by ESPN's Mike Reiss, Ridley is listed as a possible odd man out.
The report is admittedly speculative in nature and such an outcome would be very surprising, but Ridley's low snap count (11) in Friday's third preseason game caught Reiss' eye. Meanwhile, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe predicts that Ridley will stick, which seems a much more likely scenario, with the running back's past fumbling issues presumably the reason that at this stage there would be any question surrounding his potential role with the Patriots this coming season.