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Muhammad Wilkerson Down, Tony Brown Is Up

We’ve been waiting for the Green Bay Packers to make this roster move. Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson was sent to injured reserve on Saturday.

Wilkerson injured his ankle in week 3 against Washington and had surgery on it following the game. Wilkerson is the second guy the Packers sent to IR this week, following cornerback Davon House.

The Packers initially tried to sign defensive lineman Brian Price from the Browns’ practice squad to replace Wilkerson. The Browns gave Price, a former Packer, a raise and he decided to stay in Cleveland.

Instead, the roster move was elevating cornerback Tony Brown from the practice squad. The Packers have listed cornerback Kevin King as questionable for Sunday’s game with Buffalo. With House’s season over, they can use the depth.

Brown is an undrafted rookie out of Alabama who was initially signed by the Los Angeles Chargers.

The team also signed free agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland earlier this week.

It now appears the Packers are content with the guys they have on their defensive line. Wilkerson’s absence will lead to more snaps for Dean Lowry and Montravius Adams. The latter has played only 13 snaps on the season.

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  1. Howard September 30, 2018

    Interesting move. This may be a sign that King is going to be out a few more game or had as MM likes to say “had a setback”.

    If the Packers only have 4 bigs for the defensive line, defending 3rd or 4th down with short distances, and goal line stands could be a real problem for the Packers. I wonder which offensive linemen (Patrick?) are tasked to come in when the opponent goes run heavy formation in those situations?

    1. Kato September 30, 2018

      Or have Nick Perry put his hand in the dirt and play from a defensive end position. That front seven is so thin this year.

  2. PF4L September 30, 2018

    All i’ve heard all off season is that the D-line is the strength of our team, so we really shouldn’t miss a beat. Especially if you subtract a multi millionaire who wasn’t doing much but taking up space.

    But then again this was Wilkerson’s year to come back and be the player he was back in 15 when the man got paid, because he was back with Pettine….blah, blah, blah.

    To date, Wilkerson has already been paid $3,231,230.00 after 3 games, add another $81,250 for ech game for the rest of the season. That Russ Ball, he knows how to neg. and structure deals.

    On the up side, Wilkerson has given us two solo tackles. As far as free agent signings, this cat makes Ahmad Brooks look like a bargain. I’ll get to Graham Cracker AKA..The #1 paid tight end in the NFL, later on in the season.

    GO BREW CREW!!

    1. Empacador October 1, 2018

      So what you are saying is Wilkerson is no Joe Johnson.