The Patriots are placing Harvey Langi on the non-football injury list, according to Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal (on Twitter). The rookie linebacker was involved in a car accident earlier this month.
Langi and his wife were said to have suffered “serious” injuries in the crash. The good news is that the injuries were not life-threatening. The bad news is that the injuries were bad enough to rule Langi out for the remainder of the 2017 season.
The BYU product went undrafted, but he was a hot commodity after the draft. The Patriots gave him an uncommonly high $100K base salary guarantee, in addition to a $15K signing bonus. The Pats think highly of him, so he should factor into their plans for 2018 if he returns to full health.
As a senior in college, Langi had 57 tackles, 2.0 sacks, and 5.0 sacks in 13 games. However, Langi’s junior season was arguably his best as he tallied 66 total tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 6.5 tackles for a loss in ten games. He appeared in just one game for the Patriots this year.
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