The Patriots placed running back Shane Vereen on injured reserve with a designation to return on Tuesday. Vereen will miss at least eight weeks
Bookmaking Software readers know that Vereen sustained the injury during the team’s season-opening 23-21 win against the Bills on Sunday. The move comes one day after several sources claimed that Vereen underwent surgery to repair a fracture of a small bone in his wrist yesterday. Bookmaking Software readers know that Vereen sustained the injury during the team’s season-opening 23-21 win against the Bills on Sunday.
Vereen hurt his wrist on his first play of the game but played through the pain and racked up 101 rushing yards on 14 carries while adding seven receptions totaling another 58 yards.
The 24-year-old appeared to be in line for another big role in Thursday’s game against the Jets, with Stevan Ridley losing a fumble that was returned for a touchdown by the Bills and having another overturned by a replay review.
Vereen can return to practice in six weeks and join the active roster following the Patriots’ Week 10 bye at the earliest.
The Pats re-signed tight end Matthew Mulligan to fill the available roster spot. He was signed by New England on September 3, shortly after being released by the Packers during final cuts, but was cut loose two days later.
The Patriots are short-handed at tight end, with Rob Gronkowski still on the mend from offseason back surgery and rookie Zach Sudfeld injuring his hamstring against the Bills.
The team has four running backs on the roster: Ridley, LeGarette Blount, Brandon Bolden and Leon Washington.