Patriots place projected starting RT Riley Reiff on IR - ESPN
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots placed veteran offensive lineman Riley Reiff, a projected starter, on injured reserve Monday.
Reiff, who had his right leg/knee rolled up on in the team's preseason finale Aug. 25, was a top candidate to be the team's No. 1 right tackle. Being placed on injured reserve means Reiff will miss at least the first four games of the season.
Injuries, illness and inconsistency along the offensive line has been one of the top storylines of Patriots camp, which led the team to keep an NFL-high 11 offensive linemen on their initial 53-man roster.