Patriots’ Dane Fletcher Clears Waivers, Placed On Injured Reserve

August 15, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots’ Dane Fletcher Clears Waivers, Placed On Injured Reserve
" BOSTON (CBS) — A trying 24-hour window came to an end for Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher, but for the third-year player, it was at least a happy ending.

Fletcher was placed on injured reserve by the Patriots on Tuesday, after the team placed him on waivers the day before. Fletcher suffered a serious knee injury in last week’s preseason game against the Saints, but teams could have claimed him off waivers, much like the Patriots did with injured Giants tight end Jake Ballard earlier this offseason "

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