Shea McClellin won't be coming back after all, Dont'a Hightower placed on IR

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It's being reported that Patriots linebacker Shea McClellin will not be returning to the team this year, as he has suffered a setback in his recovery from a concussion that forced him to go on injured reserve to start the season.

He had 44 tackles and one sack last season and was also part of one of my favorite plays of that year - the blocked field goal against the Ravens.

Meanwhile, Dont'a Hightower has been placed on injured reserve, which officially ends his season.

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