New England defensive lineman Mike Wright's 2011 season officially came to an end Thursday, when the Patriots placed him on the injured reserve list due to a concussion suffered during the season opener Sept. 12. In a corresponding move, the Patriots have re-signed cornerback Phillip Adams to the 53-man roster.
Thursday's news marks the fourth time in seven seasons with the Patriots that the injury-plagued Wright has been placed on the IR, with the lineman missing the final seven games of last season with a concussion, as well.
Wright posted a tackle and a half-sack in his only action this season against Miami. In 81 career games played, all with the Patriots, he has racked up 134 tackles and 15 sacks.