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Patriots defensive lineman Wright placed on IR

Mike Wright's season ended prematurely due to a concussion for the second straight year Thursday, when the New England Patriots placed the veteran defensive lineman on injured reserve.His campaign to educate players from pee-wee to the pros, however, is just beginning.Wright, who missed the final seven games last season after dealing with the debilitating effects of his first concussion, suffered his second serious blow to the head in the Patriots' season-opening with over the Miami Dolphins .The 29-year-old eventually returned to practice for two days last week, participating in a limited capacity with the goal of playing again in the next few weeks. Then the difficult decision was rendered to end his season — again."I felt like I was going to be ready. Based off my concussion history and the coaches and doctors and trainers looking out for me and my best interest and my health, it was just the right decision to do what we did," Wright said Friday. "I did not want to go on IR. It's th...

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