Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/16/14
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers are now down to their third-string inside linebacker. Starter Desmond Bishop was placed on injured reserve with a torn hamstring in preseason, and now his backup, D.J. Smith, will also be out the rest of the season.Smith suffered what coach Mike McCarthy described as a "serious, serious injury" to his right knee in the second quarter of Green Bay's 42-24 win in Houston. Near the end of a 3-yard run by Texans running back Arian Foster, Smith had relaxed on the play and did not see Houston offensive lineman Duane Brown approach from his blind side. As Brown made contact for a last-second block, Smith's knee buckled as he fell to the field."It's something you obviously don't want to see happen," McCarthy said Monday. "Was it avoidable? It probably depends what side you're coaching on. It was an ugly play."Brad Jones entered in Smith's spot and finished out the remainder of the game there. McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers have other options th...
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