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Shane Vereen back at practice; Dan Connolly only player absent

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Connolly may not be cleared to practice until Friday because the league's concussion process.
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    vagisil must have cleaned things up for vereen
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    Don't like the news on Dan Connolly at all i hope his concussions are not in the Mike Wright, Austin Collie territory.:(
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    Vereen would have to have a lights out practice to see the football field on gamedays. I think he officially # 4 on the RB chart.
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    Word is that it was a mild concussion, but the NFL rules for players with concussions no matter how mild make it hard for a player to return back until Friday.
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    Thanks Rob good to know...they will proabably sit him for a week. More good reps for Marcus Cannon who i think could excell at Guard.
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    that's a bit ridiculous, Vereen was in contention for the #1 RB position in camp before he got in injured. With Ridley's performance on Sunday he will not be the #1, but he will get his reps in this offense, especially due to his pass catching abilities.
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    I dont think they will sit him at all. If he is cleared to play, he will.
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    as long as he doesn't get hit in the twat......again
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    What are you 12?
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    Funny how critical fans can be of the toughness of men who play in the NFL.

    95% of you probably didn't even hack it on your HS squads.
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    lol at tough guys in this forum calling a professional football player a ***** because he got injured
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    Don't make it out like Ridley has the job only because of that one game. He's outperformed Vereen in every way since they both got here. Last week was Vereen's 14th game out of 19 in which he was inactive, Ridley has been active for every game in his NFL career except the Ravens playoff game, which Vereen was also inactive for.
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    I hope this is the end of using Connolly at FB.

    I mean forchrissake he's now the starting RG.


    As for the Vereen comments. Internet tough guys at their best.
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    It constantly amazes me how some posters think getting injured is an inexcusable failing of character, deserving of the internet equivalent of whipping in the stocks.

    Vereen had his ankle rolled. This makes him a baby? (Or worse yet, female?) :rolleyes:

    I'm very glad to have Vereen back. I think he'll be a good addition to this offense.
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    Yeah, right now I think when healthy, Verneen is the clear cut #2 RB in this offense. I think Ridley locked up the #1 position on Sunday.
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    Having Vereen the #2 back over Woodhead is a big PLUS :rocker:

    Let Woody and Vereen rotate to keep Ridley fresh.

    Once Pats have the lead and the defense gets into the 4th qtr run Vereen and Ridley til the D can't stand.
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    I like Vereen and am glad he's back, he has the potential to be a real X-factor in the offense.
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    I don't want to see Ridley being used too much...he may wear out later in the season.

    Having Vereen carry the ball 5-6 times a game will keep Ridley fresher throughout the season
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    This, I think one advantage Vereen has over Ridley is in the passing game. Now we can add in some screen passes, or have Vereen do wheel routes out of the backfield, ala Faulk. That's IF Vereen is healthy enough to play.
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    Spectacular news on Vereen, I'm excited to see the offense with both him and Ridley for the first time hopefully it happens this week. Ridley's still the man but I think Vereen at worst could be a nice upgrade over Woodhead in the #2 ballcarrier role. Would love to see him returning kicks too and involved in the passing game.
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    I'm a little bit concerned too but hopefully it's not quite that bad. Aaron Rodgers had concussion issues a couple seasons ago too and sat out a couple weeks, he is doing fine now. Hopefully Connolly's severity is more towards that.
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    I don't want to drag this over to the political forum, and I certainly don't think that the poster in question used a particularly good choice of words in his derision, but there is legitimacy to the "female" portion of the comment:

    Studies Suggest Men Handle Pain Better - ABC News

    The jokes/insults do have a basis in reality.
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    When guys like this are insulting a PROFESSIONAL football player, who has made the ultimate sacrifice of their body, and are also risking their lives day in and day out for the sport- are pathetic. I'd like to see the guys insulting Vereen for getting injured play football. (Fantasy Football doesn't count.)
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    Oh yes, I think he has the potential to be way better than Kevin Faulk as far as the passing game goes, hopefully a poor man's Marshall Faulk.
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    Sorry to interrupt the Vereen love-in, but he was limited at practice today which means there is a pretty good chance he makes the inactive list for the 15th time out of the 20 games he's been in the NFL.
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