Stevan Ridley's roster spot was never in question, but his playing time may have been following his continued ball-security issues early in training camp.
Ridley lost two fumbles in one practice back on July 28th and was made to run laps. Ball security has been an issue for Ridley in the past, and it was worrying to see that trend continue through this training camp.
Worrying enough to put Ridley's featured back status at risk? Maybe.
Not enough time has passed since early camp for Ridley to dispel that concern entirely, but he has run hard in camp and preseason games and reminded us all of his immense talent.
Ridley busted loose for a 62-yard run in the Pats' first preseason game against the Eagles, thanks in part to some great blocking. He has been one of the unsung stars in camp, displaying his skills as a power runner and some surprising upside as a pass-catching back. As Bleacher Report lead writer Erik Frenz writes,
Ridley had a breakout season last year, and with a number of key weapons from 2012 departed, he could be poised for an even bigger year in 2013.