Packers place Equanimeous St. Brown on injured reserve

Per the league's transaction wire, the Packers have placed wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown on injured reserve. 

This year, that does not necessarily mean St. Brown will have to endure a long-term absence. For the 2020 season, players are allowed to be be brought back off injured reserve after three weeks, so we could conciveably see the third year receiver out of Notre Dame in less than a month. 

St. Brown was not active for the team's Week 1 game in Minnesota and he popped up on the injury report earlier this week with a knee injury. This after missing all of 2019 due to a high ankle sprain suffered in the team's preseason contest against the Raiders in Canada.

St. Brown played in 12 games with seven starts in 2018 and posted 21 receptions for 328 yards. 

The Packers also announced they have elevated TE John Lovett and DL Willington Previlon from the practice squad to the active roster for gameday.

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Lare's picture

September 19, 2020 at 05:00 pm

Nothing new here. Players either play or they don't.

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Bearmeat's picture

September 19, 2020 at 05:24 pm

oof. Sucks for ESB. :(

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ImaPayne's picture

September 19, 2020 at 05:55 pm

Too bad. He'll be missed on the bench.

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optimisticfan's picture

September 19, 2020 at 09:13 pm

Feel for EQ. Even if he is healthy in a few weeks he may stay stashed on the IR-mini reserve unit. Until another WR is injured/needing IR he may stay there. Also will have competition with M. Taylor and Foster to make it back on the 53 too.

When Lane Taylor goes on IR there will be two spots on the 53.

How the 53 gets filled after this game should be telling:
1) Lovett has a good chance at making the 53 next week. Called up twice now. Has STs value. Seems to be more valued for now than bringing up Foster (or other WR) in place of EQ
2) Elevating from the PS and playing some mins this year is the tryouts that Preseason would have helped with
3) Which 2 are most valued at DL?
M. Adams, Previlon, or Billy Winn. Whomever gets elevated from the PS for the saints game is likely the top answer
4) Hope no more major injuries.

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Archie's picture

September 19, 2020 at 07:38 pm

Lovett for DeGuara makes sense as does Previlon for Clark. EQ not nmeeded right now so take advantage of short IR this year - makes sense. Monty Adams may take some snaps this week. Surprised Kamal Martin is not on IR or is he?

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optimisticfan's picture

September 19, 2020 at 08:55 pm

Kamal Martin is on IR. Initial guesses based on his injury were he would be out for the first 6-7 weeks of the season at least (but who knows)

IR = Martin, Ento, and EQ

Season ending IR = Stepaniak, Patrick Taylor and Lane Taylor (soon or cut?)
PUP = Bolton

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EddieLeeIvory's picture

September 19, 2020 at 08:18 pm

last time we saw EQ make a catch?

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fastmoving's picture

September 20, 2020 at 02:05 am

Did you ever made a catch?

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Oppy's picture

September 20, 2020 at 05:18 pm

ESB totaled 94 yards on 5 receptions (out of 5 targets) for an 18.8 yard per reception average in the final week of his rookie campaign in 2018, the last time he was active for a game.

The kid has had a rough go of it from a health standpoint since. Don't know that means we should be dismissive of his loss to IR again.

That young man has talent.

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PackfanNY's picture

September 19, 2020 at 09:06 pm

A pattern developing with EQ. Not a good one. Will he ever be healthy?

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Packers0808's picture

September 20, 2020 at 09:29 am

Wonder if EQ to be cut, poor fella can't stay upright!

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nostradanus's picture

September 20, 2020 at 09:34 am

Keep the faith on EQ

Let him get fully healthy and let’s see

He good

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

September 20, 2020 at 10:27 am

EQ is a good player and Pack knows it. Salary is low. Guy hopefully just having mini set back and will blossom.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

September 21, 2020 at 09:45 am

Replying to my own comment on ESB.

At the end of both MVS and ESB's rookie year pretty much everyone said that ESB ended the year on a better note than MVS. I have never gotten down on either MVS or ESB even when most everyone around here was and there was a frenzy about drafting a WR. With where MVS and ESB were drafted you would expect it would take a few years for these 'very young' WR's to develop. MVS is maturing and developing as one would expect going into his 3rd year. I fully expect ESB if he can ever stay on the field to similarly develop. The Packers have two very young and talented WR's who are tall, tough, and fast. The Packers are going to be in good shape at WR's for several years.

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