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PFW's RB battle verdict!
Brittain’s argument for Bolden attempts to focus on his “production” and “athleticism” as a rookie a year ago as an undrafted rookie. But he only actually rushed for 274 yards and 137 of those came in one game against the Bills. He missed games to injury and league suspension. He only had two games with more than six rushing attempts. He battled injuries in college and was hurt again this spring. There are just too many questions surrounding Bolden to consider him a reliable backup option. And with Shane Vereen and Leon Washington in the mix, Bolden potential athleticism is not a huge need.
The verdict – Blount: The veteran was added to the roster in a draft day trade in which the two teams swapped unwanted running backs with Jeff Demps heading south. Bill Belichick indicated the team had targeted Blount as a player they wanted and that means he likely has a role in mind for the 6-0, 247-pound workhorse. Lowe wins this first positional debate, as barring injury or off-field issues, Blount is indeed the logical choice to help fill out the running back depth chart this fall.
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