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Patriots’ James Develin suffered a broken leg

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The New England Patriots fullback James Develin has suffered a broken leg in last night’s win over the Carolina Panthers. The 27-year-old is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

It is being reported as a clean break. He could be placed on the short-term injured reserve.

However, here’s the problem, the team doesn’t have another fullback on their roster at the moment.

The released former fullback Eric Kettani earlier this week. Yet, it doesn’t appear like the team has any interest in bringing him back.

So that makes one believe they’ll carry four tight ends with either Michael Hoomanawanui or Michael Williams playing fullback at times.

Develin has been with the Patriots since 2011 after being released by the Cincinnati Bengals. He was undrafted out of Brown In 2010.

Over the past three years, he’s made 33 appearances with 15 rushing yards and a touchdown on seven attempts. He also had 10 receptions for 105 yards.

Develin has seen little time rushing or receiving the ball during his tenure with the Patriots.

He was a member of last year’s team that won the Super Bowl Championship over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. The 27-year-old played in 16 games, including four starts.

He had three rushes for five yards. But his longest yardage came on a five-yard run.

He also had six receptions for 43-yards. His longest catch came for 13-yards.

He also had a fumble, as well.

In his career, he’s appeared in 34 career games with the Patriots, where he had seven rushes for 15 yards and a touchdown. He also has 10 receptions for 105 yards.

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