Running Back Stevan Ridley who has seen limited action due to a crowded backfield has been ruled OUT vs the Bengals.
Ridley has missed practice all of this week with a calf/leg injury that he sustained last week in Atlanta.
This news means Brandon Bolden, Lagarette Blount and Leon Washington will need to step it up as they already have this season.
The news is bad but not terrible.The patriots are well prepared for these events. Look for Blount to carry the load against a stacked Bengals defensive line.