Shane Vereen Eligible To Return This Week

Source: Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk

Patriots_Shane_Vereen_2013The Patriots have been playing without running back Shane Vereen since he racked up 159 total yards of offense in Week One because of a wrist injury, but they can get him back on the field this week.

Vereen is eligible to be activated from injured reserve and has been practicing for the last couple of weeks to prepare himself for a return to the field. The Patriots haven’t said what their plans are for the running back against the Panthers next Monday night, but offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said that Vereen is going to be playing once the team restores him to the active roster.