FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots positioned punter Jake Bailey on injured reserve Saturday with a again damage and signed six-year veteran Michael Palardy out of coaching to take his place.
Bailey, a 2020 Professional Bowler who earned first-team All-Professional honors that 12 months, has struggled this season. He ranks thirty first amongst eligible punters in common (42.1 yards per punt) and thirty first in internet punting (35.3).
The Patriots are coming off their off week and added Bailey to their damage report on Wednesday for the primary time. The four-year veteran agreed to a four-year, $13.5 million contract extension on Aug. 1, which incorporates $6.5 million in assured cash.
Bailey additionally handles kickoffs and holds subject objectives, and coach Invoice Belichick stated Friday that Palardy, 30, has expertise in these areas.
Lefty Palardy has appeared in 72 profession NFL video games with the Carolina Panthers (2016-20) and Miami Dolphins (2021).
“He is an excellent punter, an excellent athlete,” Belichick stated.
The Patriots (5-4) host the New York Jets (6-3) on Sunday. The forecast is for wind gusts within the vary of 20 km/h.