As of now, the Patriots have five running backs (Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley, Brandon Bolden, Quentin Hines, and Jonas Gray). Their respective cap numbers are $1,101,275, $939,750, $574,584, $420,000. Do not expect any changes to their contracts in 2014. LeGarrette Blount will be an unrestricted free agent. He had earned $680,000 in 2013. Expect his salary demands for 2014 to go up. I can see Blount resigning with the Pats on a 3-year $5 million deal that with incentives could increase the contract’s value to $8 million. Do expect the Patriots to draft a developmental running back as both Vereen and Ridley will become unrestricted free agents after the 2014 season and Bolden, a RFA.
Vereen’s salary cap page -Â Shane Vereen
Ridley’s salary cap page -Â Stevan Ridley
Bolden’s salary cap page -Â Brandon Bolden
Hines’ salary cap page -Â Quentin Hines
Gray’s salary cap page – Quentin Hines