Name: Shane Vereen
Age/Current Team: 24, The New England Patriots
Current Contract (via Rotoworld): 2013: $589,650, 2014: $746,975, 2015: Free Agent
2013 Rushing Numbers: 101 yards on 14 attempts, 7.2 ypc
2013 Receiving Numbers: 7 receptions off 10 targets for 58 yards
Analysis: The third year back out of California is expected to return to Patriots’ practice this week from a wrist injury he sustained in Week One against Buffalo. In that game, the versatile Vereen recorded 101 rushing yards and had seven receptions. When he returns, the 2011 second round pick will struggle to see playing time behind a log-jam of backs in New England that include Stevan Ridley, Brandon Boldin and LeGarrett Blount. Vereen is young, has tons of potential, and is very salary cap friendly. And you know New England likes to bulk up on draft picks.