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Report: Shane Vereen wants $5 Million per year

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Patriots running back Shane Vereen is hopeful he will land a deal around $5 million per year, according to the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. 

The source also says Vereen is most likely hitting the open market on March 10th to test the waters and see what kind of deal he can pull in.

The rumor also is the Pats and Vereen talked last summer about a new deal, but wasn’t even close in the area either wanted so no deal was made.

The Packers and or the Broncos that could use a pass-catching back in their high passing offense might make a move on the back, but who knows.

The Broncos seem to like picking up the pieces the Pats wouldn’t pay, but they might be preoccupied this year with a few of their own key players hitting the free agency.

The $5 mill per year will negotiate to either down or higher, likely lower, but it’s a starting point the back would love to work with.

The Pats can bring him back, but at the right price because their history says they won’t overspend for a running back. They do have Brandon Bolden on their team, mostly as a special teams guy, but is a pass-catcher too, so if they need too he will be used more often.

Vereen caught 11 passes in the Super Bowl and was a constant chain mover and played a big role in the success of the offense. He’s hitting the open market on a high note that’s for sure.

For the right amount I hope the Pats bring back Vereen, but not at the cost of some other key players.

 


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