Patriots signed rookie Tyler Gaffney after the Panthers tried to sneak him onto IR

Former Panthers rookie running back Tyler Gaffney suffered a season ending injury last week.

So Carolina decided to waive him and attempt to place him on injured reserve.  Instead the Patriots came in and claimed him off waivers.

The Pats did this to the Giants a few years ago with tight end Jake Ballard,  who ended up doing nothing for them prior to cutting him.