Brandon Bolden is coming back to the Patriots on a 2-year deal

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The Patriots are bringing back a very familiar face, as New England and free agent running back/special teams specialist Brandon Bolden have agreed to terms on a two-year deal.

Bolden spent last season with the Miami Dolphins and played a big role in their miracle win over the Pats in Week 13. In that game, Bolden carried the ball twice for 60 yards and two touchdowns, which were the only two he scored last season. 

Aside from his one year in Miami, Bolden has spent the rest of his six-year career with the Patriots. From 2012-2015, Bolden saw the field a lot as a running back in a rotation that also featured Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Dion Lewis and to a lesser extent, James White. 

In those seasons, Bolden totaled 202 carries for 841 yards and six touchdowns. 

He was also a big factor in the passing game in 2013 and 2015, totaling 59 catches for 332 yards and two touchdowns in those seasons combined. 

From then on, though, his primary role was on special teams, where he became even more valuable to the Patriots. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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