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Packers Place ILB Sam Barrington On Season-Ending I.R. & Active DL Datone Jones

Update:

The Green Bay Packers announced Tuesday that they’ve placed ILB Sam Barrington on season-ending injured reserve with a foot injury.

  • Green Bay also activated DE Datone Jones” href=”http://www.packers.com/team/roster/datone-jones/60e4b70d-1868-4763-ad8a-8b57412cde1f/” rel=”/cda-web/person-card-module.htm?mode=data&id=60e4b70d-1868-4763-ad8a-8b57412cde1f” rev=”player”>Datone Jones from the reserve/suspended list.

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Alex Marvez reports that the Packers believe ILB Sam Barrington’s foot injury could force him to miss the remainder of the 2015 season.

Barrington is the the team’s No. 1 inside linebacker, so this could be a major loss for an already weak position in the Packers’ defense.

Green Bay had Nate Palmer filling in while working with Clay Matthews in their Week 1 win over the Bears. The Packers used a draft pick on Jake Ryan, who could also see time at inside linebacker at some point.

Barrington, 24, is in the third year of his four-year, $2.209 million rookie contract that included a $49,000 signing bonus. He’ll make base salaries of $585,000 and $675,000 over the next two years.

In 2014, Barrington appeared in 14 games for the Packers and recorded 52 tackles, one sack and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 34 inside linebacker out of 60 qualifying players last year.

 

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