Pats sign Rivers to be third tight end on team
New England second-year tight end David Thomas will miss the rest of the season after the Patriots placed him on injured reserve Wednesday with a foot injury suffered in the Monday night victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
To replace Thomas on the roster, the Patriots signed free agent Marcellus Rivers, a five-year veteran who had been released twice by New England this season. Rivers practiced with the team on Wednesday and could play in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
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