Source: Ras-I Dowling has torn tendon

Updated: October 29, 2011, 8:57 PM ET
By Mike Rodak | Special to ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots on Saturday announced that cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip) has been placed on injured reserve, while running back Kevin Faulk and defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick have been activated from the physically unable to perform list to the 53-man roster.

Dowling, a 2011 second-round pick, suffered the hip injury in Week 2 against the Chargers, and had not played since, despite practicing in the weeks prior to the team's ensuing four games.

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