According to #Packers PR, linebacker Robert Francois has a ruptured Achilles tendon. Expected to miss the rest of the year.
— Drew Smith (@DrewSmithSports) October 6, 2013
The Packers linebackers had a rough day on Sunday with Clay Matthews breaking his thumb and Brad Jones pulling a hamstring.
But the worst injury was to Rob Francois who tore his Achilles tendon and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Even placing Francois on the short-term injured reserve doesn’t look like a realistic possibility at this point.
The good news is that the Packers have good depth at inside linebacker, relying on Jamari Lattimore to pair with A.J. Hawk for the time being and also having Sam Barrington in reserve.
It remains to be seen whether the Packers will be looking to add a linebacker to take Francois’ roster spot.
After releasing Jeremy Ross during the bye, the Packers are thin on wide receivers, currently only carrying four on their roster.
There’s a decent chance the Packers use Francois’ roster berth to add one of their practice squad receivers, possibly seventh round draft choice Charles Johnson, rookie Myles White or recently signed return specialist Reggie Dunn.