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Patriots place DL Wright on IR

The Patriots placed veteran defensive lineman Mike Wright on injured reserve with a concussion.

Wright was limited to 10 games last season due to a concussion and the 29-year-old sustained another concussion in the Patriots’ Week 1 win over the Dolphins.

The latest concussion kept Wright out of practice the last few weeks. Wright returned in a limited capacity last week, but did not participate on Wednesday.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick issued a statement, via Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe, on Thursday night:

“Mike did everything he could to return and contribute to the team. Unfortunately, we felt the best course of action was to place him on injured reserve at this time.”

Cornerback Phillip Adams has been re-signed to take Wright’s place on the 53-man roster.


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