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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Addition By Subtraction: Josh Barrett Placed On Injured Reserve

We all know how terrible the New England Patriots secondary has been this season. Still, I'd say that it's a good thing that safety Josh Barrett was placed on injured reserve today with a calf injury.

He hasn't faced much heat from the media but Barrett (14 tackles in 5 games) has been awful. The times that he's been on the field for the Pats, you can always count on him missing tackles or completely blowing assignments. Again, New England doesn't have many suitable replacements but can they be much worse than him?

The team resigned linebacker Niko Koutouvides (who was around during the preseason) and cornerback Sterling Moore, adding them to the 53-man roster. Koutovides could see playing time with Brandon Spikes' injury while Moore will be on special teams.

For the practice squad, linebacker Mike Rivera, safety Ross Ventrone and cornerback Josh Victorian were added to the eight-man team while cornerback Malcolm Williams was released.

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