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Patriots place Jacoby Brissett on injured reserve

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 2:  Jacoby Brissett #7 of the New England Patriots reads the defense in the second quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images) Getty Images

Rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett filled in for the Patriots the last two weeks, but he won’t play again for at least the next eight weeks.

The Patriots placed Brissett on injured reserve Friday. Brissett injured his right thumb in a Week Three victory over the Texans, but was able to play through the injury in last week’s loss to the Bills. He reportedly had surgery on the thumb Friday.

Brissett, a third-round pick in April, handled his earlier than expected move into the lineup pretty well. He completed 34-of-55 passes for 400 yards and ran 16 times for 83 yards and a touchdown. If all goes according to plan, he won’t play again until next preseason whether or not he remains on injured reserve for the rest of the season.

The Patriots didn’t announce a corresponding move, but it would be a pretty good bet that it will go to Tom Brady when he’s formally activated after serving a four-game suspension. Jimmy Garoppolo, who started the first two games of the year before hurting his shoulder, will serve as Brady’s backup.

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41 Responses to “Patriots place Jacoby Brissett on injured reserve”
  1. lanman11 says: Oct 7, 2016 4:49 PM

    He did what he had to do. Good for him.

  2. 6ball says: Oct 7, 2016 4:55 PM

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    It turns out that Parcells was right when he nicknamed Brissett, “One Snap” because he was one snap away from playing. He also should have mentioned that he was one snap away from a season ending injury.
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  3. idiedpretty says: Oct 7, 2016 4:55 PM

    Sure he did. The Patriot Way!

  4. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 7, 2016 5:01 PM

    Saw this coming, with Brady back he doesnt need to dress and can just learn the playbook.

  5. mroklahoma says: Oct 7, 2016 5:22 PM

    You forgot to mention that Buffalo’s D absolutely destroyed him and the offense which led to the first ever shutout at Gillette Stadium.

  6. ohand16 says: Oct 7, 2016 5:28 PM

    Oh no wonder Buffalo won. I knew there had to be a reason.

  7. mongo3401 says: Oct 7, 2016 5:30 PM

    Well Brisett don’t play defense and they couldn’t stop Buffalo. Even with Brady. If a team has a really good offense and a decent defense to keep it close, NE can be beat. But never expected 3-1. That was surprising

  8. jimmylikesthat says: Oct 7, 2016 5:36 PM

    Wow 16 points is considered unstoppable? Thankfully Rex had that explosive offense take knee in such a blowout

  9. kissmytaintpatriotswinagain says: Oct 7, 2016 5:39 PM

    Yeah they scored 16 points… we really couldnt stop them.

  10. proudchowdahead13 says: Oct 7, 2016 5:42 PM

    Buffalo scored 16 points. How many games this season will be won the rest of this season scoring only 16 points against the Pats?

  11. factpurveyor says: Oct 7, 2016 5:47 PM

    mroklahoma says:
    Oct 7, 2016 5:22 PM

    You forgot to mention that Buffalo’s D absolutely destroyed him and the offense which led to the first ever shutout at Gillette Stadium.

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    And you forgot to mention that he only played because the NFL lied about science in order to dupe all the gullible sheep into believing that NFL footballs don’t lose PSI when they get cold.

    You also forgot to mention that the NFL was is keeping the PSI information collected during the 2015 season secret because even the most gullible sheep would figure out that they were duped if they ever saw that information.

  12. xsorethumbx says: Oct 7, 2016 6:02 PM

    3rd best QB in the AFC East already!

  13. ariani1985 says: Oct 7, 2016 6:02 PM

    Rex made him look like a fool out there.

  14. jackedupboonie says: Oct 7, 2016 6:03 PM

    I don’t consider a team well in field goal range but going for a TD a shutout

  15. lanman11 says: Oct 7, 2016 6:12 PM

    Had the Patriots been able to move the ball with a healthy QB, Buffalo would have had less opportunities, and less ability to get into a rythym. One TD and three FG’s. They won. But it’s nothing to crow too loud about. But by all means, please do.

  16. weepingjebus says: Oct 7, 2016 6:13 PM

    Just let the Bills fans have their fun. I mean, if they want to read a story about their team in the playoffs they have to use the Internet way back machine.

  17. draculalambert says: Oct 7, 2016 6:16 PM

    he’s ok….a very poor mans Prescott.

  18. limakey says: Oct 7, 2016 6:59 PM

    Proud, on the other hand, how many games will the Pats win by scoring zero? The Bills offense did what they needed to do, as I said before the game. The offense needs long drives and Dan Carpenter will have to be flawless. The Pats red zone d is one of the best. While D missed a field goal, he still made three. The Bills defense needed to set the tone. The Pats o-line can be breeched, even if Brady was the qb. The oline fell apart and the Pats running game was shut down.

  19. scoocha says: Oct 7, 2016 7:01 PM

    And of course NE got cupcakes the first 4 games of the suspension.

  20. factpurveyor says: Oct 7, 2016 7:09 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Oct 7, 2016 6:02 PM

    Rex made him look like a fool out there.

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    Actually Rex made him look like a rookie with an injured thumb.

  21. RandyinRoxbury says: Oct 7, 2016 7:19 PM

    This is terrible news, now i feel bad for booing him with my fellow Pats fans in the 2nd half last Sunday, we’re not too smaht you know!
    However we’re 4 time champions and that makes us very special.

  22. davew128 says: Oct 7, 2016 7:22 PM

    scoocha says:
    Oct 7, 2016 7:01 PM
    And of course NE got cupcakes the first 4 games of the suspension.
    ******************
    Bruce Arians on line 1 for you.

  23. carloswlassiter says: Oct 7, 2016 7:41 PM

    How was he able to hold the ball at all?

  24. Bubbalicious says: Oct 7, 2016 8:02 PM

    Better keep him on speed dial after Brady gets hurt this week because he’s not used to game speed and everyone else is!

  25. tedmurph says: Oct 7, 2016 8:08 PM

    Congrats on the big SBowl win Buffalo.

  26. iamapatsfan says: Oct 7, 2016 9:00 PM

    scoocha says:
    Oct 7, 2016 7:01 PM
    And of course NE got cupcakes the first 4 games of the suspension.

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    lolololololol

    I love that because the Pats went 3-1, now it’s all cupcake games. The Cards were supposed to be SB contenders. The Texans and their D are supposed to be automatic playoff contenders. The Bills and the Phins have to play in Gillette, so what better time to give them the chance to win than when there’s no Brady.

    You tell me they got “cupcake games”. I tell you the NFL tried to give those teams the best chance possible to win games against the Pats before Brady returned. And just like everything else, it blew back in Goodell’s face.

    And you haters.

    So now you have to mind-bend the facts again in order to keep your fantasies alive. Your ability to “tra-la-la, I can’t hear you” in the face of reality (and apparently actually believe yourself!) amuses me to no end.

  27. bucsorbust says: Oct 7, 2016 9:03 PM

    And just who is going to back up Jimmy G. when Brady gets suspended for cheating again?

  28. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Oct 7, 2016 9:04 PM

    The kid is a gamer. He risked his future playing with bum thumb just for the sake of the team. I doubt Brady would have done the same.

  29. Bubbalicious says: Oct 7, 2016 9:13 PM

    How hard will the world be laughing at you New England fans and how dejected will you feel after the Brownies beat New England Sunday and ruin pretty boy Tommie’s return!

  30. limakey says: Oct 7, 2016 9:23 PM

    Ted, loved watching Bill spike his tablet. That was awesome! It was very special being the first team to shut them out in Gillette. It was a great win for the Bills. They played four quarters of football which is rare for them.

  31. rootpain says: Oct 7, 2016 9:26 PM

    limakey says:
    Oct 7, 2016 6:59 PM
    Proud, on the other hand, how many games will the Pats win by scoring zero? The Bills offense did what they needed to do, as I said before the game. The offense needs long drives and Dan Carpenter will have to be flawless. The Pats red zone d is one of the best. While D missed a field goal, he still made three. The Bills defense needed to set the tone. The Pats o-line can be breeched, even if Brady was the qb. The oline fell apart and the Pats running game was shut down.
    ===========================
    Pretty brilliant opening question there, limakey. But then you do root for a team whose coach claims to have won this year’s OTAs. So maybe it’s not a trick question.

    I guess we’ll just have to refer to the twins now as the “Shut’em Down Ryan Boys” right limakey. After all, you stated prior to the game that if the Patriots’ lose, Pats fans were not allowed to use the fact that they were playing with their 3rd string quarterback as an excuse. And we haven’t. So by the same token, based on your claim that the Bills defense is impenetrable, there is no excuse for them allowing one point being scored against them for the rest of the season.
    Limakey, are your two friends at the tavern you watch all the games with just there to console you, or are they the ones that write this stuff too?

  32. razzlejag says: Oct 7, 2016 9:29 PM

    Thank you, Jacoby, you did your job admirably well when called upon.

  33. j0esixpack says: Oct 7, 2016 10:19 PM

    Wow – so looks like Buffalo is really enjoying their bragging rights!

    That’s right boys – you held a 3rd string rookie QB with an injured thumb on his throwing hand SCORELESS!

    Put that on this year’s “Participant” Banner! You earned it!

  34. iseek11 says: Oct 7, 2016 10:47 PM

    Gonna stash him on IR so they can start really developing him next year after Brady retires in shame.

  35. imodan says: Oct 7, 2016 10:58 PM

    mroklahoma says:
    Oct 7, 2016 5:22 PM

    You forgot to mention that Buffalo’s D absolutely destroyed him and the offense which led to the first ever shutout at Gillette Stadium.
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    “golf clap” Buffalo fans will take anything they can get.

  36. imodan says: Oct 7, 2016 11:01 PM

    Bubbalicious says:
    Oct 7, 2016 8:02 PM

    Better keep him on speed dial after Brady gets hurt this week because he’s not used to game speed and everyone else is!
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    Ya, Tom Freakin Brady isn’t used to NFL game speed. That one literally made me spit out my brew. Bubba is one hilarious troll.

  37. girgandsonsllp says: Oct 7, 2016 11:09 PM

    Pats fans sounds butt hurt from last week’s loss to the pathetic Bills…good thing you guys have baseball to hold on to.. Oh wait…remember that time Cleveland swept you? Lol shut up and enjoy your glory with class for once

  38. imodan says: Oct 7, 2016 11:11 PM

    RandyinRoxbury says:
    Oct 7, 2016 7:19 PM

    This is terrible news, now i feel bad for booing him with my fellow Pats fans in the 2nd half last Sunday, we’re not too smaht you know!
    However we’re 4 time champions and that makes us very special.
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    I see superpatriotsfan changed his name ……..again. Different name, same lame posts.

  39. bchap17 says: Oct 7, 2016 11:12 PM

    Patriots fans are the Cam Newton of fandom.

  40. williamshatnerstoupee says: Oct 8, 2016 3:12 PM

    The usual behavior for the fans of this team.

  41. frpsr says: Oct 9, 2016 12:27 PM

    Is that speculation based in surmise ? Or are you actually a toupee that will travel ?

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