New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley misses third straight practice; Unlikely for Sunday


Sep 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) straight arms Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore (25) during the second half at Georgia Dome. The Patriots defeated the Falcons 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports



When New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley missed Wednesday’s practice with a knee injury, it was the first time this season that he’d been on the injury report. He is the Patriots’ leading rusher, with 174 yards. He rushed a team-high 11 times last Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons.

After missing Thursday’s practice, his availability of Sunday’s contest against the Cincinnati Bengals was hinging on his ability to practice today, which it doesn’t appear as though he was able to do:


Three straight missed practices is almost always a sign that a player is being held out that week, and if he does miss Sunday’s game, Brandon Bolden suddenly becomes a very enticing player to watch in a crowded but banged-up Pats backfield.


Topics: Brandon Bolden, New England Patriots, NFL, Stevan Ridley

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