April 23, 2014

Packers place Francois on Injured Reserve

The Green Bay Packers placed linebacker Robert Francois on injured reserve after tearing his Achilles in the Packers’ 22-9 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Filling Francois’ spot on the roster, the Packers promoted defensive back James Nixon from the teams practice squad.  Nixon originally joined the team’s practice squad early last season and spent the first four weeks of this week there as well.

Nixon becomes the seventh cornerback on the roster, joining Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Casey Hayward, Davon House, Jarrett Bush and Micah Hyde.