It feels peculiar putting this in “what we’ve learned” since we haven’t truly schooled who will be a odd-man out in a conflict over a Patriots’ third-down purpose during using back.
The usually thing that’s transparent is that it will be someone. Between LeGarrette Blount, Jonas Gray, James White, Travaris Cadet, Brandon Bolden and Dion Lewis, there’s no approach a Patriots are gripping everyone. There’s some-more additional weight during a third-down purpose than elsewhere, so that appears to be a mark where someone will be cut.
White was drafted in a fourth turn as a intensity successor to Shane Vereen, though he has struggled to make an impact. He carried a round 17 times for 35 yards (2.1 yards per carry) in a initial dual preseason games and did not make an coming in a third preseason game. He did, however, locate 5 passes for 72 yards in a initial dual preseason games. Cadet was earning reps as a third-down behind progressing in training stay and a preseason, though he was sidelined by a hamstring damage in a initial 3 preseason games.
Lewis has taken advantage of a shortcomings of both White and Cadet. That could meant one, or both, will be on their approach out during a final 53-man register cut down.