Patiots place Vereen on IR-designated to return, re-sign Mulligan

The New England Patriots placed running back Shane Vereen on injured reserve-designated to return, sideling him for at least the next eight games.

Vereen injured his wrist and had surgery this week.

Vereeen rushed for 101 yards and caught seven passes for 58 yards after starter Stevan Ridley was benched when he fumbled.

Now, the Patriots have re-signed blocking tight end Matthew Mulligan to the 53-man roster.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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