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Patriots RB Tyler Gaffney & LB Kevin Snyder are placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers

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The two were released yesterday and are now back in Foxboro – they just won’t play this year.

Yesterday, the New England Patriots cut their roster to the regular season maximum of 53. As part of the team getting there, it released running back Tyler Gaffney and linebacker Kevin Snyder with injury designations.

Given their lack of experience in the past, both were exposed to the waiver wire. However, they did not get picked up by another team and will now revert to injured reserve, according to Ben Volin:

RB Tyler Gaffney cleared waivers and reverts to #Patriots Injured Reserve. Same with LB Kevin Snyder

Third straight year that Tyler Gaffney lands on #Patriots IR

The 25-year old Gaffney, who has yet to play a down in a meaningful NFL game, had a solid overall preseason but left Thursday’s game against the New York Giants with an injury. However, even if he had not gotten hurt, his chances of actually making the team were slim.

The same has to be said about Snyder. The 23-year old was unable to leave an impression this offseason and consequently got lost on a deep linebacker depth chart.