Patriots DE Jermaine Cunningham suffered a hamstring injury in yesterday afternoon’s practice, and all indications are that it’s not something that will affect his long-term prospects. Just his short-term prospects.
I’m told to expect that the Patriots will place the 2010 second-round pick on Injured Reserve because of the hamstring ailment. With four games left, the Patriots can’t give up the roster spot and hope he heals.
To fill the roster spot, it could mean a promotion for DE Markell Carter, a sixth-round pick who has spent this season on the practice squad. If the plan unfolds as expected, all of this should happen around 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. today.