Jared Abbrederis and Chris Banjo Sent to IR
The Green Bay Packers’ injury parade continues. They have placed safety Chris Banjo and receiver Jared Abbrederis on injured reserve.
Banjo, one of the Packers’ top special teams performers, has only played in two games this season. It was expected he would be able to return, but with their safety depth and issues at cornerback, the Packers obviously felt Banjo was essentially expendable.
More Packers CB injury news: Chris Banjo headed to IR, source says. Will be healthy in 3-4 wks but they're juggling roster spots at CB.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 24, 2016
Abbrederis, it appears, was in a similar situation. He missed the Bears’ game, but has barely played even when he’s been available.
The #Packers have put WR Jared Abbrederis on injured reserve with a thigh contusion.
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 24, 2016
A thigh contusion isn’t something that would normally end someone’s season. Apparently, the Packers finally decided that seven receivers was a luxury they couldn’t afford.
The bottom line here is the Packers now have two roster spots to fill. Those moves will surely be coming soon and we’ll update you when we have them.