The injury bug continues to haunt the Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers made more roster moves Tuesday that made the injury picture for the team a little more clear for Sunday against the Chicago Bears. The Packers added fan-favorite offensive lineman Caleb Jones to the roster earlier in the day. The Packers had to take one player off the roster to ad Jones to the roster.
The Packers just moved Krys Barnes to injured reserve — he’ll have to miss at least four games before returning. That was the corresponding roster move for promoting Caleb Jones from the practice squad.
— zach jacobson (@itszacharyj) September 13, 2022
Barnes sustained ankle and calf injuries Sunday against the Vikings. Barnes played in nine snaps on defense. He’s also a key participant on the Packers’ special teams as well. The former UCLA product has started in 23 games for the Packers since he came into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2020. He’s recorded 161 combined tackles and two sacks.
The Packers are short on linebackers
Jones being added to the roster will help bolster depth to the shaky offensive line that lost three starters by the end of the loss to the Vikings. The Packers injury carnage from Sunday doesn’t stop on the offensive line or with Barnes.
The Green Bay Packers lost rookie linebacker Quay Walker to injury as well. The Packers hope Walker will be ready against the Bears, but it’s unclear whether he’ll be back for Week Two. Losing Barnes and Walker would be a blow to a defensive unit that already struggled in Week One versus the Vikings.
The Packers’ roster moves will be something to pay attention to closely. The team struggled to keep up with the Vikings with the many injuries the team accrued. The Packers might soon add another linebacker to the roster if Walker cannot play.