Patriots put Easley on IR, add Ball

The Patriots have lost DE Dominique Easley for the season with a thigh injury.  Easley injured his thigh during Sunday night's win in Houston. 

The team has also added former Broncos RB Montee Ball and rookie WR DeAndre Carter to the practice squad.  Ball is likely insurance as RB LeGarrette Blount left the Texans game with a hip injury and was seen in the locker room on crutches on Tuesday. 

The Patriots host the Titans Sunday in Foxboro.