New England Patriots fullback James Develin will be placed on season-ending injured reserve, according to multiple media reports out of Foxboro.

Develin broke his right tibia during the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers  Friday night.

He is one of the most popular and hardest working guys on the team, as a fullback and special teams player.

Develin was hoping he might be able to come back around week eight of the season but that is not the case now.