Jan 13, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) catches a touchdown pass past Houston Texans inside linebacker Barrett Ruud (54) during the second half of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Vereen Getting Reps at Wide Receiver For New England Patriots

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The New England Patriots are looking for new options on offense. Aaron Hernandez is gone… you know why. Rob Gronkowski is recovering from a back surgery and some other surgeries. Brandon Lloyd is in the unemployment line. Tom Brady has Danny Amendola and… Danny Amendola. He might toss the ball in his direction all day long.

Bill Belichick will make something happen. He will create a mismatch somewhere and Tom Brady will find a way to exploit it.

One of his plans could involve getting more touches for RB Shane Vereen. Vereen has been seen lining up more at wide receiver during practices, according to NFL.com. Vereen would be an automatic mismatch against most linebackers in the passing game. He could be the new option on offense for Tom Brady and the boys. With all of the usual suspects a question mark, the Patriots will need to find a new way to create offense.

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