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Report: Patriots RB Brandon Bolden expected to join Raiders as free agent

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The New England Patriots are bringing back James White, but another veteran running back is taking his talents to the AFC West.

Brandon Bolden is expected to sign a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders in NFL free agency, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport

Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler left New England and were hired by Las Vegas in January. McDaniels and Ziegler both spent multiple seasons with Bolden when he was a Patriots player, so they know him pretty well.

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Bolden's exit would leave the Patriots with Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stevenson, J.J. Taylor and James White on their running back depth chart. So, even if Bolden leaves, the Patriots still have plenty of talent and depth at the position.

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