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

Patriots RB Shane Vereen Talks OTA's, Tom Brady

Former California running back Shane Vereen is expected to play a big role in the Patriots offense in 2014. He has a tremendous skill set, and if it weren’t for a bad wrist injury he suffered early in 2013, he probably would have turned in a phenomenal season last year.

This past Saturday Vereen spoke about the progress being made thus far in OTA’s, quarterback Tom Brady, and rookie running back James White. (Quotes via the always terrific Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston)

On his experience thus far in the 2014 OTA’s:

“It’s been successful. Everybody’s kind of getting the feel back for football and just gearing things up for July [and training camp].”

“I feel like I’ve experienced quite a bit now and I’ve been through this before, so it’s a little more comfortable on my end,” he said. “Other than that, it all seems the same. We always have the same goal coming in to each OTA, and each season, and that’s to be the best football team we can be.”

On his quarterback, Tom Brady:

“I don’t think motivation ever decreases in his mind. I think each year he comes back more and more hungry — always wanting to compete. I’ve said it time and time again, he is easily the most competitive teammate I’ve ever had.”

And finally, what his thoughts are on rookie running back James White:

“James is a good player. He’s coming along very quickly, learning the offense one day at a time. Very talented, nice guy, works hard. He’s a good addition to the team.”

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