Packers linebacker Nick Perry is said to have broken his foot, though the team has not confirmed that injury. However, his injury will keep him out for the foreseeable future. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Green Bay Packers: Team faces task of replacing key players

The Green Bay Packers have made several announcements this afternoon that will have a significant impact on the team in the coming days and weeks.

First off, James Jones‘ injury suffered yesterday against the Baltimore Ravens wasn’t as severe as many said – in fact, he may even play when the Packers host the Cleveland Browns next Sunday at Lambeau Field.

But the news this afternoon wasn’t as great for Nick Perry and Randall Cobb. Head coach Mike McCarthy announced at a press conference that Cobb’s injured knee will keep him out “multiple weeks,” and Perry’s injured foot will take time to heal as well. McCarthy wouldn’t confirm that Perry’s foot was broken, but that’s the general knowledge that’s being passed around at this time.

McCarthy admitted that he was surprised at the news about Perry’s foot, but that the other two players were expected.

As for Cobb’s injury and the “multiple weeks” that McCarthy indicated – there are some who see that as meaning at least a month, but Adam Schefter reported this afternoon that he was told Cobb’s injury would keep him out only two weeks. As I sit here knowing how the Packers approach injuries, I’m finding that statement to be rather unconvincing. But I’ve been wrong before.

In other personnel developments, it sounds like the Packers are attempting to sign wide receiver Tavarres King off the Denver Broncos‘ practice squad.

King, a graduate of the University of Georgia, was a fifth round draft pick by the Broncos. He was cut at the end of training camp and re-signed to the team’s practice squad.

King, at 6 feet, is a deep threat. He ran a 4.47 in the 40 at the NFL Combine and had good production last season at Georgia. He caught 42 passes for 950 yards and nine touchdowns. In the preseason, he caught five balls for 64 yards.

However, as of this afternoon, King was still a Bronco. It probably won’t be announced until tomorrow as to whether or not he will be signed by the Packers.

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