The move comes at a time when injuries continue to mount for the Pats as receiver Brandon Gibson has been placed on the season ending injured reserve list after suffering a knee injury in the 4th quarter of Saturday's game against the Saints.

New England's 7th round draft pick Darryl Roberts, a cornerback out of Marshall has a significant wrist injury that could likely end his season. Roberts started the preseason opener against the Packers and left the game in the first quarter and has not been seen since at practice or game.