From Reiss today: New England Patriots' running back Shane Vereen is healthy and ready to contribute - ESPN Boston Some interesting comments from BB on Vereen's game performance vs. practices (where the reports have been less than scintillating): "He did a good job" is practically gushing praise from BB. Nick Caserio also noted: Despite getting reps behind Ridley in practice, Vereen has clearly been the best receiver out of the backfield all training camp. He opens up another dimension, and the combination of both players stepping up would be a terrific addition to the offense. Vereen talks pretty open about not being prepared to make the leap to being a professional last year, and how the offseason benefitted him. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.