Patriots to Place Visanthe Shiancoe on IR; Designated for Later Return
In what has been a marry-go-round at the tight end position for the New England Patriots, the team has made another decision regarding player Visanthe Shiancoe. Due to a leg injury that has kept Shiancoe out the entire preseason, the Patriots have decided to place him on injured reserve.
Due to the new injured reserved rules that were voted in by the National Football League Players Association, the Patriots have marked the tight end as the player than can be “designated to return” meaning after week eight, the team can remove the player from the injury reserved list and promote him to the active roster.
With Shiancoe gone for, at least, the next six weeks, the Patriots will likely rotate Daniel Fells and newly signed Michael Hoomanawanui as the primarily second tight end as Aaron Hernandez will spend a lot of time replacing Deion Branch as the third receiver on the team.
Shiancoe signed with the Patriots for a 1-year deal worth $1.2 million. Last season with the Minnesota Vikings, the tight end caught 36 passes for 409 yards and three touchdowns.
It should be noted that former Seattle Seahawks tight end Kellen Winslow, Jr. worked out for the team today, but failed a physical which led to the signing of Hoomanawanui.
Five Players the Raiders Should Trade a First Round Pick For
The Raiders still have a lot of work to do on their roster, here are five players that would be worth trading a first round pick in order to get that work done. Read More
What to expect from Andre Johnson for the Indianapolis Colts
Andre Lamont Johnson was born July 11th, 1981 in Florida. He gained the national attention as a football player at Miami Senior High School. He totaled 32 receptions for 931 yards and was named a 1999 Parade All-American in his senior year. Miami University saw the young star and pushed hard to get him to ... Read More
Three Reason why Matt Cassel should be the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback
Today, lets take a look at Matt Cassel. The unassuming Cassel was brought into compete for the job and before OTAs unfolded many experts and fans thought that Cassel would at least begin the season as the starter. Read More