This a deep stable of running backs. Stevan Ridley is the lead horse and the 5-foot-11-inch, 225-pounder keeps improving. Ridley runs square and hard and always keeps his legs churning. He has good vision and will sift his way through traffic before bursting through creases. Ridley is not a classic speed demon but shows good acceleration at the second level. He will make tacklers miss be he has also absorbed his share of big hits but usually bounces right back up. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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