Tarpinian to IR; WR Underwood re-signed

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots on Thursday announced that linebacker Jeff Tarpinian has been placed on injured reserve, while wide receiver Tiquan Underwood has been re-signed to the 53-man roster.

Tarpinian missed the final two practices of last week, Monday night's game against Kansas City, and Wednesday's practice this week with an illness. The team announced him as having a head injury.

This is Underwood's third stint with the Patriots this season.

In addition, the team announced that safety Ross Ventrone has been re-signed to the practice squad, while cornerback Josh Victorian was released from the practice squad.