Patriots place Brandon Copeland on injured reserve

Brandon Copeland had 12 tackles this season.
Brandon Copeland had 12 tackles this season. –Charles Krupa/AP Photo

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have placed linebacker Brandon Copeland on injured reserve, the latest blow to a team that has lost three straight.

New England announced the move Wednesday. The Patriots also placed tight end Jake Burt on practice squad injured reserve.

Copeland has appeared in six games with four starts this season, totaling 10 tackles. He signed with New England in March following two seasons with the Jets.

New England visits Buffalo on Sunday.

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