Nov 24, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) runs the ball against Denver Broncos outside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots defeated the Denver Broncos 34-31. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Brothers Brock And Shane Vereen To Face Off In Week Eight


Sep 14, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Brock Vereen (21) celebrates with fans after beating the Western Illinois Leathernecks at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers won 29-12. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into this draft, I was hoping that the Patriots might take a chance on safety Brock Vereen, who is the brother of current Pats running back Shane Vereen. The younger of the two, Brock, was recently selected by the Chicago Bears, as they traded up to the 131st overall pick to take the safety out of Minnesota.

Both of the brothers have talked about playing each other in the past, and they will get that chance in 2014. On week eight, October 26th, the Patriots will welcome Chicago into Gillette Stadium, where hopefully we will be fortunate enough to see these two meet on the field.

Both reacted on twitter shortly after this selection was announced:

 


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