Pats officially place Brace on IR

As expected, New England has placed second-year defensive lineman Ron Brace on injured reserve, ending his season.

Brace suffered an elbow injury in Buffalo.

The move clears the way for the team to re-activate rookie Brandon Spikes to the 53-man roster; Spikes was eligible to return to the team today after serving his four-game suspension.

New England also released DL Lorenzo Washington from the practice squad.

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