Ridley has a shot to "start crawling his way out of Bill Belichick's doghouse," Rapoport said on NFL Network's "NFL GameDay First," per a source informed of the team's plans.
Ridley's ball-control problems are well-documented, but he also leads the league in rushing touchdowns since Week 6. The burning question for Patriots fans -- and fantasy owners across the land -- is how Ridley's carries will be split among a stable of backs that include Shane Vereen and LeGarrette Blount. Brandon Bolden was deactivated for Week 14.
Here's the rest of Sunday's injury roundup:
- Lions running back Reggie Bush reportedly slipped on the icy field in Philadelphia during Sunday's pregame warm-ups and might have aggravated the calf injury that bothered him earlier in the week, per WXYT-FM in Detroit. Bush was surrounded by trainers and began the game on the sideline. The Lions later announced he's questionable to return because of the calf injury. If Reggie can't go -- a crushing development for fantasy owners, not to mention his real team -- Joique Bell will see major work against the Eagles.