Patriots place QB Brissett on injured reserve

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have placed quarterback Jacoby Brissett on injured reserve with a right thumb injury.

A third-round pick in this year’s draft out of North Carolina State, Brissett was pressed into duty with Tom Brady suspended when usual backup Jimmy Garoppolo was injured in Week 2. Brissett helped the Patriots finish off their victory over Miami, then started in a 27-0 victory over Houston before presiding over the team’s 16-0 loss to Buffalo this week.

In all, Brissett completed 34 of 55 passes for 400 yards and ran 16 times for 83 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown.

Brady’s suspension ended on Monday. Garoppolo is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game in Cleveland with a shoulder injury.

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