FOXBORO -- Kevin Faulk is expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve after tearing the ACL in his knee on Sunday afternoon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

 

Faulk suffered the injured when he was pushed out of bounds by Drew Coleman in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Jets and did not return. 

 

An announcement is expected from head coach Bill Belichick shortly during his weekly Wednesday media briefing at Gillette Stadium. 

 

Braylon Edwards was not alone in his car when he was pulled over Tuesday morning in Manhattan and later arrested for driving while intoxicated.

 

Several reports have indicated that fellow Jets D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Vernon Gholston were also in Edwards' Range Rover at 4:47 a.m. Tuesday when officers pulled the car over. The officers detected a strong smell of alcohol and noticed that Edwards had bloodshot eyes, according to police reports.

 

A league source has confirmed to WEEI.com that Patriots running back Kevin Faulk has a torn ACL in his right knee.

 

Faulk injured the knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Jets. He stayed on the ground for a few minutes after the injury but was able to walk off the field. He did not speak to the media after the game, but was quite emotional in the locker room, hugging several players and a member of the training staff before leaving the Meadowlands.

 

Jets receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested for driving drunk early Tuesday morning in New York's West Side, reportedly possessing double the legal limit of alcohol. The wideout blew a 0.16 on a Breathalyzer test, double the state's legal limit of 0.08.

 

The report states the 27-year-old was arrested at 5:15 a.m. after police pulled him over for having overly-tinted windows on his Range Rover.

 

Jets receiver Jerricho Cotchery beat Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty for a score Sunday. (AP)As film sessions go, it was only slightly less horrifying than “The Human Centipede” or “House of 1,000 Corpses.”



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Patriots coach Bill Belichick, during his weekly interview on The Big Show, downplayed the demotion of safety Brandon Meriweather from the starting lineup. (Meriweather told the Dale & Holley show earlier today that it was his fault that he's not starting and that he, "hasn't been myself.")

 

FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick reacted Monday to the first-half head shot on Wes Welker by Jets safety Eric Smith that forced the Patriots receiver from the game and wound up in him being sent to the sideline to have his head examined by the team's medical staff. 

 

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the team is awaiting test results on the apparent knee injury to veteran running back Kevin Faulk. 

 

"They're doing some tests on Kevin and we'll know more when they tell us," Belichick said during his Monday afternoon briefing with reporters. 

 

Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey announced today that Harvard product Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over the starting quarterback job from Trent Edwards this week against the Patriots. "We're looking for a spark," Gailey told reporters. Gailey added that the switch is for more than just this week.