Shane Vereen, Aqib Talib active for Patriots against Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Running back Shane Vereen and cornerback Aqib Talib are both active for the Patriots for tonight’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

Vereen (wrist) was activated Monday morning after spending nine weeks on injured reserve with a designation to return. Talib had missed the past three games with a hip injury.

With the return of Vereen, the Patriots opted to make Brandon Bolden inactive for the game. Bolden was on the injury report with a knee injury before being taken off. He is officially a healthy scratch.

Also inactive for the Patriots: LB Steve Beauharnais, CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee), S Steve Gregory (finger), OL Chris Barker, DL Jake Bequette, and RB Leon Washington (ankle).

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