Packers bring up S Jermaine Whitehead to fill Aaron Rodgers roster spot

On Friday the Green Bay Packers placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve.

That means they had to bring in someone to fill in that empty roster spot and they decided to use it to add a defensive back. The Packers announced that they brought up Jermaine Whitehead from the practice squad.

Whitehead appeared in two games for the Packers in 2016, Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons and Week 9 against the Indianapolis Colts. He was waived the day after the Colts game, and brought back to the practice squad shortly after.

He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015 by the San Francisco 49ers. He was on their practice squad until he was released late in the season. Whitehead was then picked up by the Baltimore Ravens who released him in May of 2016. The Packers signed him shortly after.

Rodgers will have to spend at least eight weeks on injured reserve by league rule. He broke the collarbone in his throwing shoulder against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6, and underwent surgery on Thursday.

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