FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots have placed cornerback Duane Starks on the reserve/injured list with a shoulder injury. Starks will miss the remainder of the 2005 season. New England now reports 52 players on its active roster.
Starks, 31, was acquired by the Patriots on March 4, 2005 from the Arizona Cardinals along with a 2005 fifth-round draft choice (145th overall) in exchange for a 2005 third-round draft choice (95th overall) and a 2005 fifth-round draft choice (168th overall). The 5-foot-10-inch, 174-pound cornerback played in seven games (six starts) for the Patriots in 2005, recording 26 tackles (18 solo) and five passes defensed. In his career, the University of Miami product has played in 94 games (68 starts) for the Baltimore Ravens (1998-2001), Arizona Cardinals (2002-2004) and Patriots (2005). Starks's regular-season career totals include 313 tackles (276 solo), one sack, 25 interceptions for 245 yards and two touchdowns, 96 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He has also played in and started six playoff games and has recorded four playoff interceptions, including one that he returned for a touchdown for the Ravens in Super Bowl XXXV. The Miami native was originally drafted by the Ravens in the first round (10th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft.