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Patriots Place Mike Wright On IR

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Mike Wright #99 of the New England Patriots. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Mike Wright #99 of the New England Patriots. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

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FOXBORO (CBS) – The New England Patriots have placed Mike Wright on the injured reserve, ending the defensive lineman’s 2011 season.

Wright played in the season opener at Miami, registering one tackle and a half a sack, but has been inactive for the last four games with concussion symptoms.

Read: Levan Reid’s Patriots Blog

Wright, who suffered the concussion during the season opener, also missed the second half of the 2010 season due to a concussion.

To take Wright’s roster spot, New England signed defensive back Phillip Adams has been signed to the 53-man roster. Adams was originally signed by the Patriots on September 21 and was active but did not play in the games at Buffalo or Oakland.

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He was released on October 8, before being brought back on Thursday.

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