Patriots stash Tyler Gaffney on IR as they get to 75

AP

The Patriots were able to lift a free sixth-round pick from the Panthers by claiming injured running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers.

Today, they stashed him on injured reserve the way the Panthers were too impatient to.

Gaffney and linebacker Cameron Gordon were placed on injured reserve, and six players were released to get to the 75-man limit.

Defensive lineman Ben Bass, defensive back Travis Hawkins, wide receiver Derrick linebacker Deontae Skinner, defensive back Jemea Thomas and wide receiver Wilson Van Hooser were those cuts.

The shame of it is, we just realized there was a person named Wilson Van Hooser, and we’re a little sad that we may never get to type his name again.