The Patriots officially placed Andre Carter on injured reserve Tuesday, ending his season. Carter suffered a leg injury during the first quarter of the Patriots' 41-23 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
Defensive end Cedric McKinley has been signed to the practice squad. McKinley went through a workout for the Patriots last week.
Carter had started each of the Patriots first 14 games this season and led the team with 10 sacks.
McKinley was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a rookie free agent out of Minnesota in the spring of 2010, but he was released prior to the start of training camp. He was re-signed by the Vikings last summer and spent part of this season on the Vikings practice squad.
Ryan Johnston and Mike Flynn talk about the Tom Brady/Deflategate joke Peyton Manning told during Comedy Central's Roast of Rob Lowe.
Tom Brady will have to leave the Patriots facility Saturday to begin his four-game suspension, but, according to Brian McCarthy of the NFL public relations office, he'll still be allowed to workout with his body guru/business partner Alex Guererro, despite the fact he's a team employee.
However, no football information may come through the Patriots for Guerrero to pass on to Brady.
Guerrero works with other players and travels with team.
For more on what Brady can and can't do during the suspension, click here.
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Jeff Howe joins Sports Tonight to explain why he agrees with Mike Felger that Bill Belichick mismanaged the QB snaps vs the Panthers.