Brandon Bolden RB NE 5 Days

Bolden was on the field for 10-of-67 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over the Vikings, ESPN.com reports.

Bolden -- who had four carries for zero yards in the game -- is clearly behind both Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen in the Patriots' running back pecking order, a reality that puts him an injury (to one of the team's top two backs) away from fantasy consideration.

Brandon Bolden RB NE 13 Days

Bolden was on the field for 9-of-86 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

Bolden wound up with two carries for eight yards in the game, along with one catch for four yards. Bolden is behind both Shane Vereen (61 snaps) and Stevan Ridley (22 snaps) in the Patriots' RB pecking order, and ahead of rookie James White (inactive Sunday) for the time being, which limits his fantasy value.

Brandon Bolden RB NE 22 Days

Bolden has retained his spot on the Patriots' roster, csnne.com reports.

With Jonas Gray and Roy Finch having been cut Saturday, Bolden will stick around as a reserve back in a backfield that also rosters Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and James White. Heading into the season, it's a scenario that puts Bolden a break or two away from fantasy lineup consideration.

Brandon Bolden RB NE 23 Days

Bolden (unspecified reason) did not suit up for Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, ESPN.com reports.

Bolden's experience with the Patriots could help him make the final roster cut, but his absence Thursday affords Jonas Gray and Roy Finch one last last opportunity to make their cases for a spot in the New England backfield mix.

Brandon Bolden RB NE 29 Days

Bolden (unspecified reason) did not play Friday against the Panthers, the Boston Globe reports.

With Bolden not playing Friday, fellow RB Jonas Gray saw added action (nine carries for 20 yards) in the contest, with the duo competing with Roy Finch for depth slotting in the New England backfield as the preseason rolls along.

Brandon Bolden RB NE 1 Month

Bolden gained 21 yards on three carries in Friday's preseason game against the Eagles.

James White has received all the hype as the potential third piece in a three-headed backfield, but Bolden is still worth keeping an eye on. Not only is White a rookie, but the Patriots are notoriously unpredictable when it comes to running back usage, and coach Bill Belichick doesn't seem to fully trust Stevan Ridley, who had fumbling problems last season. While he probably won't do much unless there's an injury or two in front of him, Bolden can't be entirely counted out. On the other hand, he's likely on the roster bubble, and may not even be with the Patriots come Week 1.

Brandon Bolden RB NE 2 Months

The Boston Globe's Erik Frenz does not believe Patriots RB Brandon Bolden will make the team.

Though used primarily in the passing game while Shane Vereen was injured last season, Bolden has the size and running style to play the "big back" role in the Patriots' offense. If Bolden is cut, that would leave just Stevan Ridley to fill that role. In addition to Ridley and Vereen, Frenz believes FB James Devlin and rookies James White and Roy Finch will crack the final roster.

Brandon Bolden RB NE 9 Months

Filling in for an injured Shane Vereen (groin), Brandon Bolden rushed once for six yards in New England's Week 16 win over the Ravens, adding two catches for an additional six yards.

The touches were Bolden's first since Week 13. Bolden will get some run in Week 17 if Vereen isn't ready to go, but won't be a viable option in daily leagues.

Brandon Bolden RB NE 9 Months

Brandon Bolden was held without a touch in New England's Week 15 loss to the Dolphins.

Bolden last touched the ball in Week 13. He's off the radar in all formats of fantasy.

Brandon Bolden RB NE 10 Months

Brandon Bolden's absence from Patriots practice Friday was described as "not injury related."

It doesn't sound like Bolden is in danger of missing Sunday's tilt with the Browns, though he hasn't been much of a factor in New England's offense lately. He managed 20 yards on four touches in last week's win over the Texans.