Pats place Tate on injured reserve
|11.14.09 at 8:49 pm ET|
INDIANAPOLIS — Busy night for the Patriots. First, they announced that they have downgraded running back Sammy Morris to out for Sunday’s game against the Colts. They have just announced — again, via their Twitter page — that rookie wide receiver Brandon Tate has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
Tate, who injured his knee last year as a collegian at North Carolina, was a third-round pick of the Patriots last April. He started the year on the reserve/NFI list as a result of the injury, but was promoted to the active roster on Oct. 25. His last two games, he’s registered an 11-yard run on an end-around. In addition, he’s return four kicks for 106 total yards.
To take his spot on the active roster, the Patriots have signed quarterback/wide receiver Isaiah Stanback off the practice squad. A 25-year-old who was signed to the Patriots practice squad on Sept. 6, Stanback has seen time as a pro at wide receiver and kick returner as a professional — in 2008, Stanback was active for eight games, catching two passes for 24 yards.
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