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Patriots rookie Derek Rivers reportedly may have season-ending injury

Patriots rookie Derek Rivers reportedly may have season-ending injury

The Patriots believe defensive end Derek Rivers, their top draft pick this year, will miss his rookie season with a knee injury, ESPN reported Friday.

Following the retirement of Rob Ninkovich and the injury to Rivers, the Patriots are left thin at defensive end/outside linebacker.

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Rivers, a third-round pick out of Youngstown State, was injured on a kickoff coverage drill during the Patriots' joint practice with the Texans on Wednesday in West Virginia. With an extra spot available on the roster, in addition to the lack of depth the Patriots have at defensive end, it's likely an edge defender who was previously on the roster bubble is now safe.

The Patriots also have plenty of in-house options. Shea McClellin also saw some time on the edge when he was with the Bears prior to joining the Patriots last season. The Patriots like their defensive ends to be versatile and these players, given their age, don't seem to be a good fit.

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With the Patriots hurting for numbers on the edge, it could mean significant reps for players like Ealy, Langi, Grissom, Butler and Kidder on Saturday night in Houston. Despite any (injury) mishaps, we don't want those, but if definitely puts you in a position to see what you're team is built off of when you have shorter numbers.

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