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Patriots Haven’t Had Any Contract Talks With RB Stevan Ridley

 

Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that the Patriots have had no talks regarding a long-term contract with RB Stevan Ridley.

Ridley has previous said that he is not worried about his current situation and is instead focusing playing mistake free this season.

Ridley, 25, was expected to build on his successful 2012 campaign and solidify his role as New England’s No. 1 running back moving forward. However, Ridley struggled to hold on to the ball at times and saw guys like LeGarrette Blount and Shane Vereen cutting into his workload.

Blount wound up being the more consistently productive running back for the Patriots last season as he average five yards-per-carry and scored seven rushing touchdowns.

Ridley still has an opportunity to prove his worth before hitting free agency next March. The Patriots backfield also includes Vereen, Brandon Bolden and fourth-round pick James White.