Now we know how long Shane Vereen will be sidelined: Eight weeks.
Vereen, whom sources say suffered a broken wrist in the Patriots' victory at Buffalo on Sunday, has been placed on the injured-reserve list with the designation to return. He will be eligible to be reinstated in eight weeks.
To replace him, the Pats re-signed tight end Matthew Mulligan, whom they originally signed on Sept. 3 and then released two days later.
The New England Patriots announced today that they have placed RB Shane Vereen on injured reserve with a designation to return. The team re-signed TE Matthew Mulligan to replace Vereen on the 53-man roster.