Wide receiver Curtis Jackson was placed on injured reserve late Tuesday with an ankle injury suffered in the Patriots victory over Atlanta Sunday.
Jackson was injured on the first play of the second quarter against the Falcons. On third-and-2 he caught a 12-yard pass for a first down, but was injured as he was tackled by **Ashley Ambose** and **Chris Hudson**. Jackson's play extended the possession and allowed New England to drive for its first touchdown of the game.
Jackson was activated off the practice squad on Oct. 21. In two games this year he caught two passes and returned two kickoffs for 30 yards. Last season he appeared in five games with two starts and finished with five catches for 44 yards. He also averaged 24.8 yards on 13 kick returns.
The Patriots did not immediately fill the roster spot left open by the move. With Jackson going down, the only three healthy receivers are Troy Brown, David Patten and Charles Johnson. However, there is a chance Terry Glenn will be able to play this weekend after missing the last two games with a hamstring problem.