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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mike Wright's Season Ends Prematurely For The Second Year In A Row

You have to feel awful to New England Patriots defensive lineman Mike Wright. For the second straight season (and fourth time in seven years), his season is coming to an early end with a trip to IR (injured reserve).

Wright missed the last seven games of the 2010 season with a concussion and he picked up another one in the 2011 season-opener at Miami. He tried to come back in practice last week but today the Pats put him on IR and re-signed cornerback Philip Adams to the 53-man roster.

You have to wonder if Wright will retire at this point. He's picked up a litany of injuries (ankle, foot, head) that have to be really breaking down his body. It's too bad because when he's healthy, the undrafted guy out of Cincinnati was productive and very easy to root for.

In 81 career games with the Pats (the only NFL team he's ever played for), he amassed 174 tackles and 15 sacks. His loss puts more pressure on New England's defensive line to produce since now they know officially that Wright is not coming back in 2011.

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