Patriots to Place DL Ron Brace on IR

New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace is likely to be placed on injured reserve on Monday, Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports.

Brace suffered an elbow injury against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, and is listed as "doubtful" for tomorrow's regular season finale against the Miami Dolphins.

Brace (6-3, 330) has started five of 13 games this season, totaling 23 tackles. In 22 career games, the 2009 second-round pick out of Boston College has 31 tackles.

New England will need to free up a roster spot for rookie linebacker Brandon Spikes, whose four-game suspension ends on Monday.

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