Patriots to put fullback Jakob Johnson on IR

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More injuries on offense forced the Patriots to adjust last night, limiting them to one personnel group in the second half of last night’s win over the Giants.

And it appears it’s an injury they’ll have to adjust to the rest of the year.

According to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the Patriots are expected to put fullback Jakob Johnson on injured reserve because of a shoulder injury.

Johnson was replacing versatile fullback James Develin, who went on IR with a neck injury after Week Two.

Having a long weekend should help the Patriots sort things out, but they also have to determine the severity of wide receiver Josh Gordon‘s knee problem.

47 responses to “Patriots to put fullback Jakob Johnson on IR

  1. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    October 11, 2019 at 12:42 pm
    Opens up room for Watson, TB12 needs some weapons!
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    But but the homers always told me he can win games on his own! Just plug in anyone and TB12 makes them a pro bowler!

  2. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    October 11, 2019 at 12:49 pm
    But but the homers always told me he can win games on his own! Just plug in anyone and TB12 makes them a pro bowler!
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    But that is exactly what he did last night! – over 300yds passing, ran for 2TDs himself too!

  3. Brady needs line help not another receiver he gets Harry back later in the season and Dorsett will come back soon as well. Giants got to Brady way too much as did the Skins.

  4. patsfan1820 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 1:03 pm
    Brady needs line help not another receiver he gets Harry back later in the season and Dorsett will come back soon as well. Giants got to Brady way too much as did the Skins.

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    It’s their personal Super Bowl. So, don’t be shocked to see bad teams get all lathered up in first halves. Go look at the opening drives vs the Skins. They ran like 10 straight pass plays from the shotgun in a row! Sweet deception McDaniels and Tom. Horrible.

    Brady and McDaniels have been horrible in first halves now for a month. Horrible.

  5. Meyers and Olszewski are rookies. Izzo is effectively a rookie given last year he was on injured reserve. If they put Harry on the roster after 6 weeks of IR that will give Brady four rookies to throw to. Is that a big enough handicap haters or should they tie is left hand behind his back too?

  6. notwhatitseems12121 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 1:11 pm
    Harry can return as soon as Monday
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    Monday starts week 7. You have to be on the inactive list for 8 weeks of the regular season before you are eligible to return

  7. I couldn’t believe with 4+ mins. left in the game with the Patriots up 28-14 that McDaniel’s would call back to back Quarterback sneaks by Brady? If Brady would have got injured they would have labelled McDaniel’s an idiot for calling the play. I could only see this as Brady wanting to score 2 running touchdowns in a game for his personal goals or he wanted to add to his fantasy points? He must have over ridden McDaniel’s call or McDaniel’s is a idiot.

  8. Brady was 31 of 41 for 334 yards and had 15 straight completions. Controlled the ball for 40 of the 60 minutes. In short, offensive player of the week for anyone else.

  9. Bummer for the kid. Be interesting to see what they do, but I’m inclined to agree with another poster that this puts Watson back in Foxboro.

  10. havok82 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 1:17 pm
    Newhouse is a turnstile. They need line help to open up the pass AND the run.

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    Do you watch the NFL? Getting beat on one play doesn’t make you a turnstile. I see starting LTs, STARTING LTs, that are way worse than Newhouse. Please get your eyes checked.

    The playcalling, Brady holding the ball like he has in recent years,. similar to 2017, is ridiculous.

    If he did that in last year’s SB, the Pats lose.

    The ball has to get out. Staring down Edelman over and over and over, is not how run that offense.Period.

    For 4 straight 1st halves, he and McDaniels have been wildly inconsistent.

    Most drop backs, Brady has all day to throw, just holding the ball and staring at Edelman.

  11. tigerlilac says:
    October 11, 2019 at 1:18 pm
    Meyers and Olszewski are rookies. Izzo is effectively a rookie given last year he was on injured reserve. If they put Harry on the roster after 6 weeks of IR that will give Brady four rookies to throw to. Is that a big enough handicap haters or should they tie is left hand behind his back too?

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    Wow.

    Yes, Edelman, Gordon, Dorsett, and Meyers and the best RB group in the conference is really quite the “handicap!”

    How many Brady posters do you have on your wall? Do you have one pair of Brady underoos or one pair for every day of the week?

    You little children who grew up with Brady, know very little about the actual sport.

    Every other QB in the league gets new WRs every year, and they never have these issues that Brady has.

    Heck, I was thrilled to see Brady actually to throw the ball to the guys you mentioned. And, guess what?!! They made plays!

    Yay!

    Poor Tommy…Poor Wittle Tommy…Gotta have All Stars everywhere to claim to be the GOAT.

    Time to stop skiping OTAs, Tommy. Time to put the work in. It was your choice to skip OTAs. Again.

  12. A Steelers fan is posting that the league now has a blueprint to beat Brady.

    Don’t tell him the Pats are 6-0, we don’t want tp spoil his dream state.

  13. Prefer seeing the Pats trade away their stockpiled picks over next two years for O-Line and other help on the offense. No reason not to try everything to win NUMBER 7 this year.

  14. Poor Tommy…Poor Wittle Tommy…Gotta have All Stars everywhere to claim to be the GOAT.

    Time to stop skiping OTAs, Tommy. Time to put the work in. It was your choice to skip OTAs. Again.

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    He has won plenty of games without stars around him and everyone knows it.

    He has also earned the OTA time off.

    Show some respect.

  15. “Time to stop skiping OTAs, Tommy. Time to put the work in. It was your choice to skip OTAs. Again.”

    Don’t you guys ever get sick of this kid?

  16. Why would anyone take a Patriots fan’s moniker, put an s in the middle of it, and then post trash about the 🐐 multiple times on the same thread?

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

  17. tylawspick6 says:
    October 11, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Brady and McDaniels have been horrible in first halves now for a month. Horrible.
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    Yeah, great take there fake Pats fan. So, Bill Bellichik, the acknowledge greatest coach who can do no wrong in your eyes is just idly sitting around playing tiddly winks on the sideline while Brady and MacDaniels are being so horrible?

    Why is he doing nothing? If Brady is so horrendous why is he still around? Why did Bill thank Josh for not going to the Colts last year? Shouldn’t Bill be starting rookie QB’s to get out of your “cap hell”? Is it because a rookie QB is a “millennial”?

    Poor Bill just has to suffer in silence while Brady McD are messing up everything. Or maybe the GOAT coach knows how great Brady and Josh are, and it’s probably why he PRAISED the offense after the game because they were playing 4th stringers and couldn’t change the playgroup in the second half.

    Hmm- 31 for 41, 15 straight completions, taking charge in the 4th quarter to assure a win with (Edelman too) shear determination, and 2 QB sneak TD’s when his bad o-line and 1st round RB couldn’t be depended upon to get 1 yard. Most teams would kill for that kind of horrible!

  18. Watson to play TE and Izzo/LaCosse to give him occassional breaks and play H back as well, and eschew the FB for the remainder of the season? Can Izzo or LaCosse run block just enough to make a difference when needed, with the occasional route out of the backfield? The Patriots offense is looking like it’s being held together by chewing gum and baling wire, and they will have to land this plane in Miami on one wheel…So get used to seeing a lot of experimental plays and formations that look shaky, a lot of fourth down conversion attempts, some two point conversions, and simply just trying to win games by 1 point, and move on. It will be interesting to say the least, though it does appear to be similar to the other odd years they have suffered a lot of injuries, or otherwise had a weaker than usual roster on one side of the ball or the other. I would suggest giving McDaniels a lot of grace while trying to figure this out with Brady and Belichick. The best thing they could do personnel-wise is get help for the o-line and let Brady work with the receivers he has. That may require trading a player with a good salary to make room for another salary. Bennett would be a candidate unfortunately due to the number of d-line guys playing well.

  19. I hope the fake fan watched the post game interview of Edelman on NFL Network. Steve Smith was hugging him in mutual admiration.

    Respect.

  20. “I couldn’t believe with 4+ mins. left in the game with the Patriots up 28-14 that McDaniel’s would call back to back Quarterback sneaks by Brady?”

    How do you know McD called it and not Brady at the LOS? He’s done many sneaks in his career, has been very successful with them and has made comments about how much he enjoys the play over the years.

  21. “The blueprint to beating brady is there….

    it’s over!”

    Hilarious.

    You people have been saying that for years after every Pats loss, now you’ve gotten so desperate you’re starting to say it after wins as long as they don’t outright crush the opponent.

    Don’t you ever get tired of humiliating yourself with silly comments like that?

  22. footballpat says:
    October 11, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Monday starts week 7. You have to be on the inactive list for 8 weeks of the regular season before you are eligible to return
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    I think you can return to practice after 6 weeks.

  23. mikespillane337 says:
    October 12, 2019 at 7:53 am

    You would think he could change the play call based on the defensive alignment.
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    Why would/should he? He’s been wildly successful with it his whole career. Michel couldn’t convert a yard 4 times (might have been 3)in that game- why chance a major loss. Throw the ball- he had no receivers, and the ones he did have were all under 5’10” and inexperienced- they would have blanketed Edelman there. . Brady was determined to win, and didn’t want to leave it to someone else- that’s what great QB’s do sometimes.

  24. I’m not convinced that the reason given to Ben Watson that “they did not have a roster spot” was true. Maybe he didn’t show much in practice, or maybe he lost a step and they wanted to spare his feelings. I guess we’ll find out soon enough, especially if Lacosse is injured in addition to Jakob.

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