Packers Add 15th Name to Injured Reserve List
General manager Ted Thompson announced the team has officially placed offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse on injured-reserve. Newhouse was one of two fifth-round selections of the Packers last April, but was inactive for every game this season.
The team re-signed offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith to fill Newhouse’s vacated roster spot. Dietrich-Smith first joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2009, but was released prior to the 2010 season. The second-year player out of Idaho State was claimed by the Seattle Seahawks, but promptly waived after not appearing in the Hawks’ first four games.
The complete injured-reserve list is as follows:
|56||Barnett, Nick||LB||6-2||236||29||8||Oregon State|
|42||Burnett, Morgan||S||6-1||209||21||R||Georgia Tech|
|25||Grant, Ryan||RB||6-1||222||28||4||Notre Dame|
|74||Newhouse, Marshall||G/T||6-4||319||22||R||Texas Christian|
|51||Poppinga, Brady||LB||6-3||250||31||6||Brigham Young|
Despite having 15 players on injured-reserve, the Packers are still in control of their own postseason destiny. With a win against arch-rival Chicago on Sunday, the Packers would punch their ticket to Philadelphia and face the Eagles in the first-round of the playoffs. Another scenario that would automatically land the Packers in the playoffs would be a loss by both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Giants.