Found October 07, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Robert Francois has been placed on injured reserve and is officially out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon. Francois was injured in the third quarter of the Packers' Week 5 win over the Detroit Lions. Francois, 28, has been a backup in Green Bay since 2010. He was only in the game because starter Brad Jones had suffered a hamstring injury. To take Francois' spot on the active roster, the Packers promoted cornerback James Nixon from the practice squad. Nixon was originally signed to Green Bay's practice squad in September 2012 and was back on the practice squad this season after being released at the conclusion of training camp. The Packers now have an open practice squad spot that they can fill. Follow Paul Imig on Twitter

Green Bay Packers: Clay Matthews out for one month

Clay Matthews (Photo credit: Doug Pensinger/ Getty Images) The Green Bay Packers have lost linebacker Clay Matthews for at least one month after breaking his thumb against the Detroit Lions.  Matthews was already suffering from a sore hamstring he sustained before the bye week, so this broken thumb just adds insult to injury.  Along with Matthews, linebackers Brad Jones and Robert...

Nick Perry stepping up pass rush with no Clay Matthews

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- One day after improving to a 2-2 record by defeating the Detroit Lions 22-9 in Week 5, the Green Bay Packers' three coordinators discussed the important aspects of the game. Here are three question-and-answer highlights from each coordinator: DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR DOM CAPERS 1. What do you do now if you're without Clay Matthews for the next several games...

Packers' Clay Matthews leaves game with thumb injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Star linebacker Clay Matthews left the Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit after the third quarter with a thumb injury. Matthews sacked Matthew Stafford on the last play of the quarter on a third-and-9 at the 34 to push the Lions out of field-goal range. He jogged to the locker room with a trainer and did not return. Matthews was coming back from a hamstring...

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Report: Broken Thumb for Matthews

Clay Matthews missed the fourth quarter, Brad Jones missed the second half (hamstring) and Robert Francois tore an Achilles. Still, the Packers had five sacks and shut down the Lions.

Sam Shields 'was kind of upset' Calvin Johnson didn't play

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- About 75 minutes before kickoff, players inside the Green Bay Packers' locker room began to find out that Detroit Lions' star wide receiver Calvin Johnson was inactive for their Week 5 matchup. While Johnson's absence certainly played into the Packers' favor and their 22-9 victory over the Lions, at least one Green Bay player didn't take it...

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Grinding it out: Packers 22 Lions 9

The Green Bay Packers returned to Lambeau Field after a disappointed loss followed by a bye week. The week off gave the Packers time to reflect on their season, but also an opportunity for the Detroit Lions to gain some separation from the Packers. The Lions were coming off a big win against a fellow division rival, the Chicago Bears. The win over the Bears put the Lions at 3-1,...

Matt Flynn: Green Bay Packers not considering reunion with quarterback

Quarterback Matt Flynn was released by the Oakland Raiders on Monday, ending his tumultuous few months with the team. Now that he is a free agent, many expected his old squad to come calling to bring him on as a backup. But according to reports, we shouldn’t expect the Green Bay Packers to have a reunion with Flynn. The great Rob Demovsky of ESPN claims the Packers have completely...

Packers lead at Halftime

Before kickoff, the Packers were given a boost of confidence in learning that offensive threat, Calvin Johnson was scratched from the lineup for the Lions. Still, the Packers only hold a three-point advantage at Lambeau Field agains the Lions, 6-3. Crosby has nailed two field goals including a 52-yarder. The story of the half has been Green Bay's running game...

Green Bay Packers to defend pride against Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions (3-1) roar into Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers (1-2) with a chance to go to 3-0 in the NFC North and take a commanding divisional lead. Kickoff for this contest is at 12 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on FOX Sports. Stats The Detroit Lions have started […]The post Green Bay Packers to defend pride against Detroit Lions by Russ Thomas appeared first...
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