Raiders sign RB Brandon Bolden

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HENDERSON, Nev. – The Las Vegas Raiders have signed free agent RB Brandon Bolden, the club announced Thursday.

Bolden joins the Silver and Black after spending eight years with the New England Patriots (2012-17, 19-21) and one season with the Miami Dolphins (2018), helping New England to eight postseason appearances and two Super Bowl titles. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound running back has appeared in 131 games with nine starts over his career, totaling 283 carries for 1,297 yards with 12 touchdowns and adding 100 receptions for 902 yards with six touchdowns. In postseason action, he has played in 17 games with two starts, recording 12 carries for 46 yards with one TD and eight receptions for 64 yards.

In 2021, Bolden played in all 17 games with one start, finishing with 44 carries for 226 yards with one touchdown and 41 receptions for 405 yards with two touchdowns. He set career highs with receptions (41) and receiving yards (405), while tying a career high with receiving touchdowns (two).

A native of Baton Rouge, La., Bolden played four seasons (2008-11) at Mississippi. Bolden finished his collegiate career ranked second in school history in total touchdowns (33) and rushing touchdowns (27), third in all-purpose yards (3,681) and fourth in rushing yards (2,604).

View photos of new Raiders running back Brandon Bolden in action. Over 131 games, Bolden has recorded 1,297 rushing yards, 12 rushing touchdowns, 902 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.

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