PatsFans.com
PatsFans.com
Mac JonesMac JonesTrey Lance
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog > Patriots News

Patriots RB James Develin Carted Off During Win Over Carolina

Ian Logue
Ian Logue on Twitter
6 years ago at 11:35 pm ET
Posted Under: Patriots News

Patriots RB James Develin Carted Off During Win Over CarolinaBruce Kluckhohn - USA TODAY Sports

The biggest thing most hope for when it comes to the NFL’s preseason is to see players get through each of these exhibition games unscathed, but unfortunately that isn’t always the case and the Patriots were hit hard Friday night down in Carolina while losing one of their own.

With just over eight minutes to go in the game, fullback James Develin caught a pass from Jimmy Garoppolo for a 10-yard gain, but on the play he was spun down hard by a Panthers defender and hit the turf awkwardly, which saw his right foot get caught underneath him.

As he sat on the field you could see the frustration and agony on his face as the Patriots medical staff came out and attended to him, with many of Develin’s teammates along with head coach Bill Belichick coming over to him before he was finally carted off the field.

Several reports had Develin’s lower leg being placed in an air cast as he was headed to the locker room.

Develin’s loss is significant because he had been a steady presence on the roster, having played in 32 straight NFL games, tied for the fourth longest active streak in the league at his position.  His blocking ability along with his pass-catching prowess were two key reasons why he’s been so valuable, and his loss will likely affect the team’s offensive game-planning in 2015 now that it looks like he may be out for an extended period of time.


Posted Under: Patriots News
Tags: 2015 Preseason Carted Off James Develin Patriots at Panthers


  • Comments are closed.

  • More News Headlines:

    Best Of Social Media: Week 2 Patriots vs Jets

    Best Of Social Media: Week 2 Patriots vs Jets

    By: Robert Alvarez
    The best social media postings from the Patriots Week Two win over the New York Jets.
    4 days ago
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Patriots at Jets

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Patriots at Jets

    By: Dave Levine
    Taking one last look at this week's Patriots vs NY Jets win.
    4 days ago
    VIDEO: Elite Eatz With Kyle Van Noy, The Banks Fish House Featuring Jonnu Smith

    VIDEO: Elite Eatz With Kyle Van Noy, The Banks Fish House Featuring Jonnu Smith

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Kyle Van Noy stops by the Banks Fish House alongside Jonnu Smith in latest YouTube episode of "Elite Eatz".
    5 days ago
    VIDEO: Sights and Sounds From The Patriots Week Two Victory Over The New York Jets

    VIDEO: Sights and Sounds From The Patriots Week Two Victory Over The New York Jets

    By: Robert Alvarez
    Check out the best mic'd up moments from the Patriots sideline and locker room with this week's sights and sounds.
    5 days ago
    Julian Edelman To Be Honored At Halftime During This Sunday’s Patriots Game

    Julian Edelman To Be Honored At Halftime During This Sunday’s Patriots Game

    By: Robert Alvarez
    The New England Patriots will celebrate the career of Julian Edelman with a special halftime ceremony on Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
    5 days ago
    Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")