ST. LOUIS -- New England Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel
left in the first quarter of Sunday's game with an apparent right
shoulder injury, further depleting his team's secondary.
Samuel made his second career start, playing in place of injured
Ty Law. He was hurt at the end of a 3-yard reception by Rams tight
end Brandon Manumaleuna midway through the period and sat on the
bench with his shoulder pads off after being checked by team
The Patriots' other starting cornerback, Tyrone Poole, also is
out with a knee injury.
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