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Patriots | Shane Vereen sees bigger role

New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen played in 38 of the team's 66 offensive snaps in the AFC Divisional Round. In the regular season, Vereen had been averaging 9.8 snaps per game; however, his increase in playing time came after RB Danny Woodhead (thumb) was knocked out on the first play with a thumb injury. Vereen is Woodhead's backup in the team's "passing back" role. He recorded 41 rushing yards and a rushing touchdowns, in addition to 83 receiving yards and two receiving scores, in the victory.

2013-01-14 05:00:48 | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Mike Reiss

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