The Green Bay Packers have placed starting inside linebacker on season ending injured reserve after he suffered a foot injury in Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears at Soldiers Field.
Barrington became a starter during last season. He helped a run defense that was ranked last in the league at the midway point of the season and finished 23rd in rushing yards allowed.
Nate Palmer replaced Barrington against the Bears and is likely to remain there moving forward. The Packers could also give some playing time to rookie fourth-round draft pick Jake Ryan.
The Packers gave up 189 rushing yards to the Bears in week one. They’ll host Seattle this week. The Seahawks had the best rushing offense a year ago, averaging 172.6 yards per game. They rushed for 194 yards against the Packers in the NFC Championship game last season. Marshawn Lynch had 157 of those yards.
The Packers activated defensive end Datone Jones after he served his one game suspension handed down from the league.