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Former WSU WR Brandon Gibson to Miss Season

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The former WSU receiver was having a stellar start to 2015 in New England, but after a knee injury he's lost for the season.

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After 2 seasons in Miami, where he was sparsely used having played in just 21 of the 32 games, Brandon Gibson was signed by the Patriots as a free agent this offseason. By all accounts, he was having a great preseason... until the 2nd preseason game.

When the Patriots took on the Saints, Gibson landed awkwardly on his leg and hobbled off the field with a leg injury. The diagnosis wasn't clear until the MRI came down yesterday and revealed a torn ACL. Gibson will miss the rest of the season.

In 2 preseason games with the Pats, Gibson had 12 receptions for 97 yards. Gibson will be missed by the team, especially his teammate Danny Amendola. "Obviously my heart sank when I found out about the news," Amendola was quoted as saying. "He’s a great football player, and there’s no doubt in my mind that he’ll get his knee back, and rehab it, and get back out there as soon as he can."

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