The Facts: The Patriots have signed Bolden to a one-year, $880,000 extension through 2018. It includes $170,000 in guarantees.
Diehards Line:Bolden enters his seventh season with the Patriots and his primary value comes on special teams. He played just 42 offensive snaps in the 2017 regular season, with 34 of them coming in the finale when limiting the workload of top players was part of the consideration for the coaching staff, and the team was also managing multiple injuries at running back. So his return does add depth at running back, where the Patriots have two of their top three players -- Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead -- set to become unrestricted free agents.