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Patriots place Burkhead, Bentley on injured reserve

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have placed running back Rex Burkhead on injured reserve, three days after he left the game against the Detroit Lions with a neck injury.

The Patriots also placed linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley on IR. Running back Kenjon Barner and defensive end John Simon were signed to fill their spots on the roster.

Also Wednesday, the Patriots signed defensive back David Jones to the practice squad and released receiver Jace Billingsley from the practice squad.

Burkhead ran 22 times for 86 yards in the first two games of the season, and also caught three passes for 26 yards this year, his sixth NFL season.

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