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Patriots’ Shane Vereen makes most of opportunity

FOXBOROUGH — If Las Vegas had established odds that reserve running back Shane Vereen would touch the ball on the Patriots’ first three offensive plays against the Jets last Sunday, anybody placing such a bet would have multiplied their money many times over.

Vereen came into the game with two carries on the season (1 total yard) and one reception (5 yards). His career numbers to that point (18 touches, 63 yards) were also unimpressive. Safe to say the Jets weren’t exactly game-planning defensively for him.

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