The Packers used both of their IR-return designations this season, and each player will end the year back on the injury list.
Following Aaron Rodgers‘ one-game cameo, the Packers made the decision to place tackle Jason Spriggs back on IR as well. While Rodgers did not suffer a new injury, being sent back to IR because of Green Bay’s position in the NFC standings, Spriggs did and will miss the Packers’ Week 17 game against the Lions.
Spriggs suffered a knee injury that required cart transportation against the Vikings. A hamstring malady sent him to IR in September. The Packers made Spriggs their first IR-return player this season, and the second-year tackle returned to action in November.
The former second-round pick played in just seven games this season but made a career-high five starts for a Packers team ravaged by tackle injuries.
Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.