Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
3 months ago

Bolden did not record any snaps on offense in Thursday's 42-27 loss to the Chiefs, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.

EDGE Analysis

Bolden is clearly behind Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis in the Patriots' backfield pecking order, but his special teams' prowess should lead to him being on the team's active roster in most weeks' action.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
3 months ago

The Patriots have re-signed Bolden, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bolden, who's been associated with the Patriots since 2012, returns to reprise his depth running back/core special-teamer role. While he's versatile enough to be deployed on any down/in any situation, carries figure to be scarce for Bolden, with Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis also in the team's backfield.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
3 months ago

Bolden was released on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as a minor surprise considering Bolden is a valuable contributor on special teams. The Patriots might still try to bring him back before Week 1 or early in the season, but there's no real path to playing time on offense behind Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead, James White and Dion Lewis.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
4 months ago

Bolden appears likely to make the final roster, Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bolden's future with the Patriots came into question this offseason when the team added Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead to a backfield that already had James White and Dion Lewis. The team may be able to keep five running backs, as Bolden and Burkhead both have track records serving as major contributors on special teams. Bolden doesn't figure to have a significant role in the offense.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
8 months ago

Bolden will have to compete for a roster spot, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bolden's new contract with the Patriots contains a minimal signing bonus of $50,000. He's stuck around the roster since 2012 due to his contributions on special teams, but the Patriots recently gave a much larger contract to Rex Burkhead -- another running back with a long history of standout play on special teams. Bolden likely will have to compete with D.J. Foster (and perhaps a rookie or two) for the No. 4 running back job behind Burkhead, Dion Lewis (hamstring) and James White.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
8 months ago

The Patriots have re-signed Bolden, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bolden will thus reprise his role as a core special-teamer for the Patriots, though his fantasy value is minimal given that he is merely a depth option in the team's backfield, which also has Dion Lewis, James White, Rex Burkhead and D.J. Foster under contract. This past season, Bolden played in 14 games, logging just one rushing attempt for four yards, while catching two passes for 15 yards.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
11 months ago

Bolden (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Bolden remains a core special-teamer for the Patriots, but given that he's clearly behind fellow RBs LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis and James White in the team's offense, he's off the fantasy radar.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
11 months ago

Bolden (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Though Bolden is a core special-teamer for the Patriots, his fantasy value is minimal given that he is behind fellow RBs LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis and James White in the team's backfield pecking order.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
11 months ago

Bolden (knee) was limited at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bolden is a core special-teamer for the Patriots, but he's decidedly behind fellow RBs LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis and James White in the team's offense.

Brandon Bolden
RB NE (9)
11 months ago

Bolden finished the 2016 regular season with one carry for four yards and two catches for 15 yards in 14 games for the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

While his role in the team's offense all but vanished this past season, Bolden -- who turns 27 on Jan. 26 -- remained a core special-teamer for the Patriots in 2016. Bolden is eligible to become a free agent this offseason, but he'll be a candidate to re-sign with New England thanks to his versatility and experience in the team's system.