Dickerson to practice squad IR

The Patriots placed tight end Dorin Dickerson on the practice squad injured reserve list today, the team announced.

With Dickerson landing on injured reserve, and with Rob Gronkowski (left ankle) ailing, the Patriots' tight end depth has been thinned considerably. Aaron Hernandez is the only other tight end on the roster or practice squad.

Perhaps the club would consider bringing Garrett Mills back to the practice squad. Mills spent the entire year on the practice squad before he was released Jan. 4.