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Being versatile — Bolden returned punts and kicks in the preseason and caught a pass for 11 yards against the Bills, his first NFL reception — also helped his cause.
“I think Brandon ran well for us in preseason when he had an opportunity,” coach Bill Belichick said. “He did well in the kicking game and he did well offensively, both running the ball and catching it. That’s kind of how he made the team.”
It’s one thing to be able to do those things. But to find the right team, especially when everybody passes on you in the draft? “He’s a diamond in the rough, and if there’s one thing Bill Belichick is good at, it’s finding those guys,” Dameron said.
Bolden might profess to turning the page to the Broncos, but he won’t forget his first 100-yard game in the NFL. Those milestones have been burned in his memory.
First 100-yard game in high school?
“Cotton Bowl against Texas Tech my freshman year.”
Now in the NFL?