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November 2, 2012

Enjoying life in focus, Patriots RB set for bye

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So far, so good, though. And his body seems to be holding up well to the rigors of being the primary back.

“I’m still playing football and still on the field. As long as I’m not missing any playing time, it’s 100 percent,” Ridley, 23, said. “Like I said, I’m just thankful to be healthy and thankful to be in my position in where I am. Got a little bit of football left to play, hopefully I can be healthy all the way until the end.”

The Patriots certainly hope so.

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