Shane Vereen has taken training camp reps both at slot receiver and outside receiver, in addition to operating as the Patriots' passing-back replacement for Danny Woodhead.
The Boston Herald considers Vereen the Patriots' one player behind Danny Amendola with the "best potential" to be a "breakout performer." Vereen "appears to be one of (Tom) Brady's safety valves" in practice, and has frequently been sent in motion, which the Herald notes Aaron Hernandez used to do. "Vereen could very well be one of the guys (playcaller Josh McDaniels) employs to help make up for losing Hernandez," writes beat reporter Karen Guregian. Vereen's baseline role is Woodhead's old duties, which offered flex value in fantasy leagues. Vereen's ceiling is to be utilized a la Darren Sproles, as a mismatch creator in the passing game and explosive change-of-pace ball carrier. Aug 2 - 12:10 PM
Source: Boston Herald