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Lions put Dickerson on IR after he tries to hide concussion

Detroit Lions wide receiver Dorin Dickerson (82) runs with the ball during the second quarter of a NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers
Lions receiver Dorin Dickerson saw action in five games this year and had two catches.
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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 Thursday to replace Dickerson, claimed wide receiver Micheal Spurlock off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys 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 have 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 a punt.

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