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Pats sign Rivers to be third tight end on team

Updated: October 3, 2007, 10:50 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

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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