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Tyler Gaffney picked up by Patriots

Updated: July 28, 2014, 10:54 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The New England Patriots have claimed running back Tyler Gaffney on waivers from the Carolina Panthers, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.

Gaffney, a sixth-round draft choice out of Stanford, sustained a season-ending knee injury in a practice Friday.

The claiming of Gaffney is similar to what the Patriots did two seasons ago with tight end Jake Ballard, who was waived by the Giants with the intention of placing him on injured reserve that year. But before the Giants ...

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