CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The New England Patriots have activated running back Shane Vereen from the injured reserve-eligible to return list. He was placed on that list Sept. 10 with a left wrist injury.

Vereen is in his third NFL season. A second-round draft pick out of California in 2011, he had his first NFL 100-yard rushing game in the win at Buffalo to open the season when he gained 101 yards on 14 carries.

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He is listed as ‘probably’ for Monday night’s nationally televised game against the Carolina Panthers.