To make room for the reacquisition of Deion Branch, OL Nick Kaczur has been placed on the injured reserve list, ending his 2010-11 season. The Patriots made the announcement via a release early Tuesday afternoon.
Kaczur, suffering from a back injury, missed all four preseason games, as well as the four regular season games to start the year.
Back in late August, he underwent back surgery to relieve pain in Kaczur's back caused by "a bulging disk hitting a nerve," and it was feared then that his season was in jeopardy.
Kaczur was drafted in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft.