FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that they have placed second-year RB Tyler Gaffney on injured reserve.
Gaffney, 24, was claimed off waivers and awarded to the Patriots from Carolina on July 28, 2014. The 6-foot, 220-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (204th overall) by Carolina in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Stanford. He suffered an injury during training camp while with the Panthers and spent his first NFL season on injured reserve.