Cornerback Ras-I Dowling was placed on injured reserve by the New England Patriots with a thigh injury.
The No. 33 overall pick in 2011, Dowling has played in just eight games due to injuries. He was placed on injured reserve after just two games in his rookie season with a hip injury.
Dowling, 24, has two career starts and 10 total tackles. He has seven tackles in six games this season.