The league announced on Friday that running back Brandon Bolden was suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. He will be eligible to return to the team's active roster on Monday, Dec. 3.
Bolden exploded for 134 yards against the Bills in Week 4, but hasn't been on the field since Week 6 because of a knee injury. This is not a suspension that should hurt New England much. They have a very deep backfield with Stevan Ridley, Danny Woodhead and Shane Vereen all in the mix. Bolden made the team as an undrafted rookie with a hard-charging running style.