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34 Shane Vereen RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/205 | Birthdate: 5/2/1989 | Birthplace: Valencia, CA, USA | Team: New England | College: California | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 98/41 | Average Draft Position: 45.30
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Shane Vereen back to catching passes


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) After going without a catch Week 2 at Minnesota, Patriots running back Shane Vereen came back with four Week 3 against Oakland. Unfortunately, he picked up just 17 yards on those four catches.

His six targets did tie him with tight end Rob Gronkowski for third-most on the team, however, and he also had seven carries for 20 yards. Wide receiver Julian Edelman remained quarterback Tom Brady's preferred target underneath or otherwise, catching 10 passes for 84 yards.

Vereen will look to solidify his role on offense Week 4 at Kansas City.


Shane Vereen good to go Sunday


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen, who was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report, is active for Week 3 against the Raiders. He was limited in practice all week by a shoulder injury.

Vereen is expected to share the workload with Stevan Ridley.


Quintet of Patriots deemed questionable for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Patriots have deemed five players as questionable for their Sunday game against visiting Oakland. They are defensive lineman Michael Buchanan (ankle), linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), running back Shane Vereen (shoulder) and offensive lineman Ryan Wendell (knee).

Listed as prorable are wide receiver Julian Edelman (back), tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee), offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee) and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga (hand).


Shane Vereen dealing with shoulder injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen was limited in practice Wednesday.

Vereen is dealing with a shoulder injury. Vereen's status will likely be determined based on whether he's able to improve throughout the week. 


Shane Vereen totals just 40 yards in win


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) The Patriots didn't need to lean on Shane Vereen in their Week 2 game at the Vikings thanks to jumping out to a big lead. As such, he ended up with 40 yards on six carries along with a catch for no yards -- typical numbers for Vereen when the Patriots get up big and don't need to feature him in their passing attack.

Vereen might be in for more light work in Week 3 when the Raiders head to Foxboro. 


Shane Vereen plays 61 snaps, Stevan Ridley 21


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen dominated the backfield timeshare Week 1, playing 61 snaps to Stevan Ridley's 21 in the loss at Miami. Brandon Bolden played nine snaps, while rookie James White was a healthy scratch.

Vereen led the team with 36 yards on seven carries, cashing in a 2-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He caught five passes for 35 yards. Ridley ran eight times for 21 yards and had two receptions for 7 yards.


Shane Vereen finds the end zone in opener


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen had a solid all-around performance in Week 1, a 33-20 loss to the Dolphins Sunday.

Vereen was a contrubitor in both the rushing as well as the passing game, as he actually led the team in rushing yards with 36 on seven carries. He scored a 2-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and added five receptions for 35 yards through the air.

Vereen filled his expected role in Week 1, and will look to do so again in Week 2 against the Vikings next Sunday. 


Shane Vereen looking to change history vs. Miami


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen was limited to just eight games a year ago, but he enters Week 1 against the Dolphins healthy, looking to make up for a lackluster showing against the divisional rivals a year ago.

Vereen was almost a non-factor in Miami's 24-20 win over the Patriots in Week 15 last season, as he caught just three passes for 8 yards while rushing twice for 13. That was a disappointing showing against a middle-of-the-road defensive unit, but Vereen has actually struggling to find much room to operate against the Dolphins in his career, racking up just 65 yards through the ground and 8 yards through the air in three career games.

The Dolphins allowed just two touchdowns through the air to opposing running backs a year ago, and only one touchdown total over the final seven games of the season. History is not on Vereen's side for a big game in Week 1, but he should still get enough looks in the offense to be a solid No. 2 Fantasy option to open the season. 


Shane Vereen strikes twice in exhibition tuneup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen found the end zone twice during Friday’s preseason game against the Panthers.

Vereen caught a short pass on a wheel route and took it 40 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. He then caught a short 6-yard pass from Tom Brady for a touchdown in the third quarter. He worked into the third quarter and finished with 75 yards of total offense. He took six handoffs for 18 yards and caught five passes for 57 yards and two touchdowns.

Shane Vereen limited to two grabs in second preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen was limited to only two catches during Friday's preseason game against the Eagles.

Vereen caught a short pass for a gain of 12 yards and on the next play, he caught a screen pass for a gain of 9 yards. He was targeted twice and finished with 21 receiving yards. He did not receive a carry.

James White to get 'significant' work on all three downs


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Patriots rookie running back James White "has opened eyes with how many quality reps he's getting and looks like he’ll be a significant part of the team’s attack -- on all three downs," reports ESPN.com. It's the latest in an avalance of positive reports about White, who's expected to cut into the workloads of Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen.

How might the Patriots RBs shake out?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/24/2014) Stevan Ridley led all Patriots running backs in snaps played the last two seasons, but ESPN believes that nothing will be handed to him and he'll have to earn his keep this year. Additionally, ESPN thinks Ridley would not have led the backs in snaps had Shane Vereen stayed healthy for a full season. Vereen played nearly as many snaps as Ridley as it were. 

The belief from ESPN's Mike Reiss is that there will be a tandem situation "if everyone is healthy, with the numbers trending heavier toward Vereen."

Behind Ridley and Vereen are Brandon Bolden and rookie James White. Either one of them could earn decent playing time with a strong training camp and/or turnover issues from Ridley or Vereen. 

 


Patriots select RB James White in Round 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) With the 130th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots selected running back James White from Wisconsin.

White spent his first three seasons at Wisconsin behind Montee Ball. When he took over in 2013, he amassed for 1,444 yards on 221 carries with 13 touchdowns on the ground. He also posted 39 receptions for 300 yards and two scores in the passing game. He will likely battle for the third -string spot behind Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen.

Shane Vereen still dealing with wrist injury


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/2/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen said his previously broken left wrist still isn't back to the point where it was before the injury last September, reports ESPN.

"It's not going to feel great tomorrow, it's not going to feel awful. It won't be 100 percent probably for a while, but it's good enough and I'm working on strengthening it and getting it back," Vereen said via the team's official website.

Vereen suffered a broken bone in the wrist in a season-opening victory against the Bills on Sept. 8 and had surgery that sidelined him until a Nov. 18 game against the Carolina Panthers. He said that his wrist feels good and "through most of the end of the season, I was fine with it." 

If you project Vereen's stats over 16 games he would have finished with 88 carries for 408 yards and two touchdowns and 94 catches for 854 yards and six touchdowns.


Shane Vereen produces 93 yards from scrimmage


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen ran four times for 34 yards and caught five passes for 59 yards in the AFC Championship Game loss at Denver. Vereen was targeted eight times, second-most on the team.

Vereen, however, was unable to score on a 2-point conversion run in the fourth quarter that would have pulled New England within eight points. Turning 25 in March, Vereen is signed for 2014 at $847,000.


Patriots' probables ready for Broncos


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) All six Patriots who were listed as probable for the AFC Championship Game will face the Broncos. Receiver Danny Amendola (groin) and running back Shane Vereen (groin) head the list and are joined by cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle).

Half-dozen Patriots probable for battle in Denver


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Patriots list six players as probable for their Sunday clash at Denver, including wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin).

The others are running back Shane Vereen (groin), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle). All were full participants in Friday practice.


Patriots quartet elevated to full practice participation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) Four Patriots that were listed as limited in practice Wednesday were full participants on Thursday. They are cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin), offensive lineman Logan Mankins (ankle) and running back Shane Vereen (groin).

Five offensive players limited Wednesday for Patriots


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Three wide receivers were among the five offensive players listed as limited at Wednesday practice for the Patriots. The rest are Aaron Dobson (foot), Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion) and Danny Amendola (groin).

The other two limited offesive players were guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and running back Shane Vereen (groin).


Shane Vereen does little in playoff win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) With LeGarrette Blount and Stevan Ridley shouldering the load, Patriots running back Shane Vereen worked past a groin injury but wasn't much of a factor Saturday night, in a 43-22 win over the Colts in the AFC Divisional Playoff game.

Vereen endured a quiet performance as he broke for an 8-yard run in the second quarter for his longest run of the night. He was limited to five carries for 17 yards (3.4 yards per carry), and two receptions for 16 yards on six targets.

Nine New England players get the green light vs. Colts


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) The following players on the injury report have been ruled active for the Patriots in a playoff clash Saturday night against the Colts: quarterback Tom Brady (right shoulder), wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), running back Shane Vereen (groin), defensive back Devin McCourty (concussion), defensive back Steve Gregory (finger, knee), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin), defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) and defensive back Kyle Arrington (groin).

Nine Patriots probable for clash with Colts


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2014) Nine Patriots are listed as probable for the Sunday clash against visiting Indianapolis.

The offensive players on that list are wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), quarterback Tom Brady (shoulder), running back Shane Vereen (groin) and offensive linemen Logan Mankins and Will Svitek, both with ankle injuries.

The defensive probables are cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin), safeties Devin McCourty (concussion) and Steve Gregory (finger/knee).


Nine Patriots limited again on Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) The Patriots released an identical injury report Thursday as they did on Wednesday, including nine limited in practice.

They are running back Shane Vereen (groin), wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), defensive backs Devin McCourty (concussion), Steve Gregory (finger/knee), Kyle Arrington (groin) and Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin) and offensive linemen Logan Mankins (ankle) and Will Svitek (ankle).


Nine Patriots limited on Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) The Patriots have listed nine players as limited in Wednesday practice, including running back Shane Vereen (groin).

The others are wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), defensive backs Devin McCourty (concussion), Steve Gregory (finger/knee), Kyle Arrington (groin) and Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin), and offensive linemen Logan Mankins (ankle) and Will Svitek (ankle).


Shane Vereen takes to the air to help Patriots win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) While his backfield mates were burying the Bills on the ground, Patriots running back Shane Vereen was doing his damage through the air on Sunday.

Vereen managed just three yards on two carries, but added three catches for 42 yards, including a 22-yarder on a screen pass late in the second quarter for a first down and a 5-yard touchdown grab a mere four seconds into the fourth quarter that gave his team a 24-10 lead. The receiving yardage was his best since the season opener.