The Packers have placed tackle Jason Spriggs on injured reserve as he continues to battle a hamstring injury, the team annonced Thursday.
The move corresponds to Green Bay bringing defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois back to the active squad.
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Mens Vic Beasley Jersey Spriggs was unable to play in the Packers’ 34-23 loss to the Falcons in Week 2, and the injury must be severe enough for him to miss multiple games this season.
The 23-year-old played in every game last season, but the Packers opted to start Kyle Murphy at right tackle after Bryan Bulaga injured his ankle over the summer.
Francois returns to the team after he was released on Sept. 13.
It didn’t matter for the Bears, who overcame their mistakes and prevailed in overtime without ever giving the Steelers a chance to score. It’s remarkable to consider that the Bears could easily be 2-1 right now with wins over a pair of 11-win playoff teams from a year ago, given that they just beat the Steelers and came within a dropped pass in the end zone of beating the Falcons in Week 1. It’s even more remarkable, I suppose, that they lost by 22 points to the Buccaneers in between those two performances.
With Mike Glennon officially earning the title of embattled after that ugly loss to the Bucs, the Bears simply decided to look past their quarterback problem and run the ball down Pittsburgh’s throat. Despite missing starting guard Josh Sitton and losing center Hroniss Grasu to an injury during the game, the Bears gashed a Pittsburgh run defense that was without two front-seven pieces, Stephon Tuitt and T.J. Watt. The combination of Cohen and Jordan Howard carried the ball 35 times for 216 yards in addition to serving as the team’s top two receivers on the day. By the Joe Thomas rushing efficiency metric, more than 50 percent of Chicago’s running plays on the day were successful.