Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 10/29/11
The Patriots weren’t done announcing news related to their beleaguered secondary. Not for tonight anyway. The team just announced, at this late hour, that safety Josh Barrett has been downgraded to out. The sometime starter has battled a thumb and hamstring injury for the past several weeks. This is another blow to a secondary that has had its share of issues. In the past few days, CB Leigh Bodden has been cut, CB Ras-I Dowling was placed on Injured Reserve. That leaves them with four corners. At safety, the Pats still have Patrick Chung, Sergio Brown and James Ihedigbo. But the depth issues hurt. And against Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, too. We’ll see tomorrow, though…
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