Shane Vereen can return Week 11

Updated: September 10, 2013, 9:21 PM ET

The New England Patriots on Tuesday placed running back Shane Vereen on injured reserve with a designation to return, a move that means he won't be eligible to play again until a Week 11 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

Teams can designate one player on IR that is eligible to return before the end of the season. League rules stipulate that player cannot practice with the team for six weeks and can't return to game action for eight games.

In Vereen's case, that means ...

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