Report: Bolden unable to run in offseason

Report: Bolden unable to run in offseason
July 11, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Patriots running back Brandon Bolden was not able to run during New England's offseason training program because of an ankle injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bolden, who ran for 274 yards and two touchdowns last season, sprained his ankle while lifting weights, as he did not have his ankle planted correctly, according to the report. The second-year running back was unable to participate in drills at the program, but expects to be ready when training camp begins July 25.

The Patriots added depth at the running back position in the offseason. Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen are at the top of the team's depth chart, while Leon Washington and LeGarrette Blount could see playing time in certain situations, or if someone else goes down.

Bolden was suspended four games after he violated the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, missing Weeks 10 through 13. He averaged 4.9 yards per carry last season.