Pats Place Kazur On IR, Out For The Season

Patriots place OL Kaczur on IR with back injury

      FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots have placed
offensive lineman Nick Kaczur on injured reserve with a back
problem.
      Kaczur was hurt on the second day of training camp. He underwent
back surgery in August and hasn't played all season.
      He spent most of his five seasons as the Patriots starting right
tackle. In training camp, he shifted to left guard because starter
Logan Mankins stayed out of camp in a contract dispute. Mankins is
a restricted free agent and still hasn't reported.
      In Kaczur's place, Dan Connolly has started at left guard and
Sebastian Vollmer at right tackle. The Patriots drafted Kaczur in
the third round in 2005 from Toledo.
      
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