Back injury ends season for Nick Kaczur

Updated: October 12, 2010, 10:04 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Veteran offensive lineman Nick Kaczur was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday, opening up a roster spot for the Patriots' acquisition of receiver Deion Branch.

Kaczur, a starting right tackle who was moved to left guard in 2010, sustained a back injury early in training camp and reportedly had back surgery in August. He had been sidelined since.

The Patriots had kept a roster spot open for Kaczur with the hope that he might return ...

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