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Patriots Notebook

Shane Vereen steps into third-down role

FOXBOROUGH — With Danny Woodhead now in San Diego, the role of third-down back for the Patriots likely falls to Shane Vereen.

In 2012, the second-round draft pick out of California-Berkeley played in 13 regular-season games, as well as New England’s two postseason games, after being limited to just five his rookie season because of injury.

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