FOXBORO, Mass. -- Mike Haynes, the New England Patriots' five-time All-Pro cornerback, will miss at least four more games due to a collapsed lung that has had trouble healing, the team announced Friday.
Haynes, who sustained the ailment Oct. 18, has already missed three games.
The Patriots Friday placed him on the injured reserve list after further tests this week failed to show the necessary amount of improvement. It had been hoped that Haynes would be ready play this Sunday against Miami, but the lung has been slow to heal.
The Patriots already have reactivated two players from the injured reserve list and are allowed one more. Haynes wouldn't be eligible to come back until the 14th game of the year.
Haynes joined the Patriots as a first round draft pick in 1976 and has been a consensus All-Pro in each of his five NFL seasons. He had played in 58 straight games through last year, missing one contest because of a hand injury.
The Patriots replaced Haynes on the roster with defensive back Darrell Wilson, who played his collegiate football at Connecticut. Wilson spent the entire exhibition season with New England and was among the final cuts.