According to multiple reporters, Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was not present at the start of practice today.
#Patriots Wednesday practice: Stevan Ridley not spotted during media availability. Otherwise, expected absences: Slater and Wilfork.It's currently unknown why Ridley was absent, as he didn't appear to sustain any injuries during the Sunday Night win over Atlanta. LeGarrette Blount and Brandon Bolden will split carries if Ridley is unable to go Sunday.
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