NFL suspended Patriots RB Brandon Bolden four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
The ban kicks in immediately, per WEEI's Chris Price. Bolden was not expected to play this week anyway due to a knee injury. Bolden can be dropped in re-draft leagues. The Patriots will move forward with Shane Vereen and Danny Woodhead behind Stevan Ridley. Bolden, an undrafted rookie out of Ole Miss, rushed 43 times for 234 yards (5.4 YPC) and two touchdowns in the first six games.