Packers news: Equanimeous St. Brown placed on injured reserve

Green Bay Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) /

Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown is out for at least three weeks.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown has been unlucky with injuries the past two seasons. He’s now out for at least three weeks due to a knee injury.

According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, St. Brown has been placed on injured reserve. With the new IR rules for this season, he has to miss three games and can then return.

St. Brown hasn’t played a regular season game since Week 16 of the 2018 season. He was placed on injured reserve last summer and missed the entire 2019 season due to an ankle injury.

St. Brown didn’t play in last week’s season opener against the Minnesota Vikings despite not being on the injury report. He was a surprise inactive for the game. However, St. Brown was added to the injury report this week and was limited at practice on Wednesday, then didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday.

It has to be frustrating for St. Brown who, after an impressive rookie season, has been unable to get on the field. Hopefully, the injury isn’t serious enough to end his season and he’ll be able to return in a few weeks. When healthy, St. Brown has the potential to become a key part of Matt LaFleur’s offense.

In his rookie season, EQ caught 21 passes for 328 yards, playing in 12 games.

With St. Brown going to IR, there are only four wide receivers on the Packers’ 53-man roster: Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Malik Taylor. It’s also fair to include Tyler Ervin due to his versatility to line up at multiple spots on offense.

The Packers haven’t yet promoted any other wide receivers to the 53-man roster, but tight end John Lovett has been promoted from the practice squad to the gameday roster.