How Washington signing impact Pats

The New England Patriots re-signed veteran running back/kick returner Leon Washington today in a move that likely guarantees him a spot on the roster for the entire season. Washington will likely be third in line for carries, especially with the injured Brandon Bolden questionable for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen will start the season as the Nos. 1 and 2 options in the backfield though the situation is probably fluid and can change more easily because of varying performances.