New England Patriots center Dan Koppen leaves the field on a cart after an injury to his left ankle during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 in Miami.

The New England Patriots made some roster moves today.  The team placed C Dan Koppen on the IR with the broken fibula he suffered Week one in Miami. 

Sources say that after the recovery time was adjusted to 10-12 weeks from the earlier projection of 6-10 weeks the team felt that it was too long to wait.

Also placed on the IR was DL Myron Pryor with a shoulder injury.  Pryor hurt it during the San Diego game on Vincent Jackson’s 2nd quarter TD.  It’s unclear what he did to the shoulder as it looked like a routine pass rush play.

With those moves being made that opened two spots on the 53-man roster.  The Patriots brought back DL Landon Cohen who was among the last cuts in training camp.  For one I am shocked Cohen was still available to New England after the way he played in the preseason.

DB Philip Adams was also signed by the club.  He was a 7th round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 out of South Carolina State.  He played 15 games for the Niners last season and had 13 tackles and one pass defensed.

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