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Patriots place FB James Develin on injured reserve

Patriots place FB James Develin on injured reserve

The Patriots will be without their veteran fullback for the foreseeable future.

James Develin (neck) was placed on injured reserve on Monday. The 31-year-old suffered the injury during New England's Week 2 matchup against the Miami Dolphins and missed Sunday's game against the New York Jets.

With Develin out, that makes 24-year-old Jakob Johnson the Pro Bowler's replacement going forward. Johnson took Develin's spot vs. the Jets after being promoted off the practice squad.

Although Johnson has earned Belichick's trust to capably fill in for Develin, this is another blow to the Patriots' scuffling rushing attack

Develin joins rookie wide receiver N'Keal Harry and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn on IR. Only two of the three Patriots standouts can come off IR this season.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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