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Lions Put Dickerson On IR After He Had Concussion

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DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 30: Dorin Dickerson #42 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a third quarter touchdown with Tyler Thigpen #4 while playing the Detroit Lions during a pre season game at Ford Field on August 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – AUGUST 30: Dorin Dickerson #42 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates a third quarter touchdown with Tyler Thigpen #4 while playing the Detroit Lions during a pre season game at Ford Field on August 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put tight end Dorin Dickerson on injured reserve, four days after he didn’t immediately tell the team’s medical staff he had a concussion during a game against the New York Giants.

The Lions signed tight end Matt Veldman from their practice squad on Thursday to replace Dickerson and added wide receiver Carlin Isles to the practice squad.

Dickerson told reporters Sunday he was unconscious after a kickoff return during the 23-20 overtime loss to the Giants. Dickerson said he should’ve reported the concussion, but thought he could play through it. He ended up dropping a pass and getting called for holding at the beginning of the Lions’ only drive in overtime, leading to them punting.

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