FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots placed cornerback Jonathan Wilhite on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday and signed defensive lineman Louis Leonard.
Wilhite missed the past four games with a hip injury after he appeared in the first nine. The third-year pro from Auburn started in only the season opener.
Leonard adds depth to a defensive line depleted by injuries. Mike Wright missed the past three games with a concussion, and Myron Pryor sat out the past five with a back injury. Wright leads the Patriots with 5.5 sacks.
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