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Packers Place Quarless, Richardson on IR, Promote Harris, Ross

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Packers Place Quarless, Richardson on IR, Promote Harris, Ross

You can add two more names to the injured reserve list of the Green Bay Packers.

The team announced Saturday that tight end Andrew Quarless and safety Sean Richardson were placed on season-ending injured reserve. To compensate the 53-man roster, running back DuJuan Harris and receiver Jeremy Ross were signed from the practice squad.

If you include tackle Derek Sherrod, the Packers now have 10 players on injured reserve.

Quarless was activated from the PUP list on Nov. 7, but he rarely practiced and wasn't active in two games. The 24-year-old tight end underwent reconstructive knee surgery last December after tearing his ACL and MCL against the New York Giants.

Richardson, an undrafted free agent from Vanderbilt, had been dealing with a back injury. He was listed as questionable on the Week 13 injury report. Active in five games, Richardson tallied five tackles, mostly on special teams.

Packers GM Ted Thompson went to the practice squad to fill the empty roster spots.

Ross, a 6-0, 215-pounder receiver, was signed to the practice squad on Oct. 17. Undrafted out of Cal, Ross spent 13 games on the Indianapolis Colts practice squad in 2011. He also has kick and punt return abilities.

Harris (5-8, 203 lbs.) was signed Oct. 24. The second-year player spent 11 weeks on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad before appearing in five games late in the 2011 season. He carried nine times for 42 yards and caught one pass for four yards.

In the lead up to the 2011 NFL draft, Harris ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds, did 27 reps on the 225-pound bench press and had a vertical leap of 38.5 inches.

Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported this week that Harris received first-team reps with the Packers offense. With running back Johnny White out because of a concussion, Harris has a chance to be active against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.

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lebowski's picture

wonderful news

cow42's picture

start harris.

chances are he's their best option.

while i've never even seen him play, i HAVE seen green and starks.

aussiepacker's picture

If Ross has return abilities maybe they realise how important Cobb is and are looking for someone else to fill the duties?

woodson4president's picture

Shut up cow. Nobody cares what u think.

cow42's picture

now your gonna to tell me you don't agree that the Packers' rb's suck?

arguably the worst group in the NFL (along with colts, jags w/mjd out, and jets).

pooch's picture

Cow has good commentary,i enjoy his view

JJ's picture

Cut DD and sign a backup olineman. Or cut Van Rotten

Rocky70's picture

Can't imagine what GB needs with 7 WRs on the 53 along with 5 RBs (Kuhn included) and 4 TEs. There's got to be more changes coming after Sunday. It's getting weird.

woodson4president's picture

The rbs dont have a chance because the line is terrible. And colts rb Vick Ballard is pretty good.....mostly cause we have the same last name.

steven's picture

Harris sounds interesting.

Walty's picture

White is the more interesting prospect to me.

SoTxPhil's picture

This guy Harris has evidently got some good speed, something our backfield lacks, other than Cobb. Whenever Cobb is used as a RB he seems to make good gains, but I guess MM doesn't want to take the chance on him getting injured by using him much in that position. As long as this guy can hold onto the ball like our other RBs and can catch it, he would be a good change of pace and able to get into space in the passing game. MM started the Viking game with quicker uptempo game, but after going up by 10, he reverted back to his longer passing game rather than(which for the most part isn't working, except when the opponent jumps offside)staying what they being given with the safeties deep. Wake up MM.

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