NFL News : Packers surprisingly send veteran OL to IR

Packers surprisingly send veteran OL to IR

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The Green Bay Packers have sent second-string center Don Barclay to injured reserve. The move is significant because it indicated that the team may not have to wait two months for rookie third-round pick Montravius Adams to return from injury.

Per ESPN, Barclay sustained an ankle injury in the Aug. 10 preseason opener against the Eagles and hasn’t been on the field since. Adams hasn’t practiced since he underwent foot surgery after participating in just two training camp practices.

Teams can bring back two players off injured reserve during the season – and they no longer have to designate which ones ahead of time – but they must wait until after Week 8 to do so.

"That Adams, the rookie defensive tackle from Auburn, remains on the 53-man roster suggests there’s a chance he could return before that time."

That's pretty great news for Packers fans eager to see the former Tiger standout in the middle of that D line.

"Or the Packers could still be searching for a replacement. They are scheduled to host veteran DE Quinton Dial on a free-agent visit on Monday, his agent confirmed to ESPN. Dial started 30 games over the last three years for the 49ers, who released him this weekend."

The Packers finally announced the signing of another ex-49ers defensive player, Ahmad Brooks. They had agreed to a one-year deal with the veteran outside linebacker last week.

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