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Packers place Rookie on IR, sign EDS again

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by FrankRizzo, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. FrankRizzo

    FrankRizzo Cheesehead

    May 2, 2010
    Dec. 31, 2010 10:14 a.m.

    Green Bay -- Rookie offensive guard Marshall Newhouse's season is over due to a back injury and the Packers have re-signed Evan Dietrich Smith to take his place on the 53-man roster.

    Newhouse started having problems with his back several weeks ago and on Wednesday said that he was going to get an MRI to see exactly what the problem was. When asked if he was fearful that it might be a disk injury, Newhouse said he couldn't be sure and was hoping it wasn't.

    The Packers put him on injured reserve this morning. Newhouse has not played in a game all year and is considered a guard prospect, although he played left tackle in college.
    Dietrich-Smith a 6-foot-2, 308-pounder, appeared in 13 games for the Packers as a rookie last season, primarily on special teams.

    He was released in the final roster cutdown this season, then was claimed by Seattle, where he was inactive for the first four games of the season before being released on Oct. 5.
    Dietrich-Smith will wear No. 62.

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