New England Patriots

New England Patriots: DL Mike Wright Placed on IR

SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 24: Mike Wright #99 of the New England Patriots celebrates a missed last second field goal for a 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 24, 2010 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIJanuary 8, 2011

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On Friday, the New England Patriots placed defensive linemen Mike Wright on the season-ending injured reserve. 

Wright has been suffering from a concussion for the past month that he sustained in the team's game against the Colts on Nov. 21 f

Despite missing the final six games of the season, Wright led the team in sacks (six). 

New England has been taking some majors blows on the defensive line this year, but they have been rebounding nicely. 

Just in the past week, the Patriots signed defensive linemen Atiyyah Ellison to their 53-man roster, and they added another defensive linemen, Marlon Favorite, to their practice squad. 

Although  New England is suffering from injuries, Woodhead (head), Hernandez (hip) and others, they have the weekend off thanks to a playoff bye. 

The team will return to work on Monday once they know their second round opponent. 

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