FOXBOROUGH — Shane Vereen’s 13-yard touchdown catch against the Eagles was one of the highlights of the Patriots’ preseason, and was another example of what Vereen can do.
The 24-year old, a second-round pick out of Cal in 2011, looks like he is the Patriots’ next third-down back, taking over the job Kevin Faulk held for so long and Danny Woodhead had briefly, before signing a free agent deal with San Diego in the offseason.
“I look up to Kevin and I look up to Danny tremendously,” he said. “They helped me get to the point where I am now; without them it’d be a different story. And I just try to go out and just execute the way the coaches ask me.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.