Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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9:06 PM Brad Jones, Diyral Briggs, Erik Walden, Green Bay Packers, Howard Green, Matt Wilhelm 1 comment
I'm going to tell you about another Packer that has been placed on injured reserved, and I don't think you're going to have a hard time believing me. The amount of injuries isn't even comical at this point, it's just come to be expected. And how bad is our training staff? Does every injury have to be a season ending injury? Ugh. Anyway, this week's victim is linebacker Brad Jones, who I thought had stepped up nicely for a second-year player after all of the previous injuries to the linebacking core so far in 2010.
I've always liked Brad Jones just because of some video I watched last year featuring Packers draft picks and their families touring Lambeau Field, so this one especially hurts for me. At least he left a lasting mark on the season before he left, as it's his hit on Brett Favre that really seems to have done a number on the old man's ankle. By the way, there are still a ton of Favre stories this week about the ankle, but doesn't it seem like the media is just going through the motions at this point? It's like they have been used to cranking out three to four Favre stories a week that it's now like second nature to them. Kind of like what I'm doing now. But I digress.
Brad Jones being placed on IR was just one in a flurry of moves that the Packers have made so far this week. None of them yet include the activations of either Al Harris, Atari Bigby, or James Starks from the PUP list, but we'll list them here just so that you don't end up saying "Who the hell is that guy?" up to four times this Sunday.
First off, LB Maurice Simpkins' cup of coffee has cooled off, as he has been released just three weeks after he was signed to the active roster. In addition to Jones, LB Brady Poppinga and DE Mike Neal were placed on the injured reserve list as well. Signed to the roster in their places are LB Diyral Briggs (off of waivers from Denver), LB Matt Wilhelm (who last suited up for San Francisco in 2009), LB Erik Walden (waived by Miami) and NT Howard Green (off of waivers from the New York Jets, who we also play against this weekend, a move that was clearly not a mistake). Those are the names of the new guys so you have some reference this Sunday. Don't get too know them too well though, because I'm sure we'll continue to make seemingly minor moves like this to fill the roster in the weeks to come.