Brandon Bolden's vow of silence: Don't mention Dolphins' win over Patriots


FOXBORO -- Brandon Bolden is taking a vow of silence. When it comes to the Miami Dolphins' win over the New England Patriots late last season . . . he isn't saying a damn word. 

"I legit don't talk about it," he said. 

Bolden played just four offensive snaps for Miami in Week 14 last year, but had two carries for 60 yards and two touchdowns in a game the Patriots lost on the final play -- effectively preventing them from having home-field advantage through the playoffs. 

Pretty big performance, right? Something you might joke about with your friends now that time has passed, right? Especially since the Patriots went on to win the Super Bowl, right? 

Nope. Bolden has been mum on the whole deal since re-signing with New England earlier this offseason.

"I have no idea what you're talking about," he said Thursday when asked about that game during a back-and-forth with reporters. "I woke up Monday morning and got a lot of tweets and stuff saying, 'I can't believe you did that!' 

"I'm like, 'I don't know what happened.' But that happened, and here I am, ready to work."

Bolden acknowledged he had essentially closed the book on returning to the Patriots once he left. Then he figured playing for the Dolphins -- and helping the Dolphins beat the Patriots -- wouldn't help his chances at a return. 

But the Patriots came calling earlier this offseason, and he said the choice to come back to a place he spent the first six years of his career was "easy." He noted that even his old locker -- complete with oversized boom box -- is essentially the way he left it last year. 

Bolden was a core special teamer his last two seasons in New England, as was the case in Miami last year. He's taken a total of 22 carries over the last three seasons combined, his two big-play carries against the Patriots last year included.

His role should be similar in 2019 now that he's back in Foxboro, but the Patriots were thin at times in their backfield last year. If they need him to do anything offensively, Bolden said, he'd be ready. 

"Whatever they ask me to do," he said. "That's kind of how I've been. That's how I came into the league. That's how I wanna be. Whatever you need me to do, that's what I'm here to do." 

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