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.
Patriots claimed former Panthers rookie RB Tyler Gaffney on waivers today after Carolina tried to sneak him through waivers and into IR.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2014
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.