Loss of Colvin will test Pats' LB depth

Losing Rosevelt Colvin (No. 59) to a season-ending foot injury against Philadelphia in Week 12 just means Patriots coach Bill Belichick (center, with chart) will have to shuffle his linebacker rotation. David Drapkin/Getty Images

When the New England Patriots were forced to place starting outside linebacker Rosevelt Colvin on injured reserve Tuesday because of a foot injury sustained in Sunday night's victory over Philadelphia, the move hardly sent shock waves rippling through the league.