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Shane Vereen placed on IR and will miss eight weeks

FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots placed Shane Vereen on the injured reserve/designated to return list, meaning the running back will miss at least the next eight games.

Vereen broke a bone in his wrist early in Sunday’s win against the Bills, but still managed to gain 159 all-purpose yards, including the first 100-yard rushing game of his career (14 carries, 101 yards). He had surgery to repair the break Monday, with initial reports speculating that he’d miss four weeks or so.

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