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Patriots place CB Jason Webster on IR

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots placed cornerback Jason Webster on the reserve/injured list today. Webster will miss the remainder of the 2008 season with an ankle injury.

Webster, 31, is a veteran of nine NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers (2000-03), Atlanta Falcons (2004-06), Buffalo Bills (2007) and Patriots (2008). He was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on March 3, 2008, and was released by New England on Aug. 26 before being re-signed by the Patriots on Nov. 5. The 5-foot-9-inch, 187-pound cornerback played in three games for the Patriots this season and recorded five tackles (3 solo) and a fumble recovery. Webster has played in 90 career games with 74 starts and has recorded 398 tackles (327 solo), 11 interceptions for 228 yards and two touchdowns, 56 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Webster was originally selected by the 49ers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M. He played four seasons in San Francisco, appearing in 53 games with 44 starts over that period. Webster was signed by the Falcons as an unrestricted free agent on March 5, 2004, and spent the next three seasons in Atlanta, playing in 33 games with 29 starts in that time. The Houston native was signed by the Bills as an unrestricted free agent on May 21, 2007. In his lone season in Buffalo, Webster played in one game, starting in the Bills' season opener against Denver, but was placed on the reserve/injured list with an arm injury on Sept. 13, 2007 and missed the remainder of the season.

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