Quarless (knee) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Friday. Quarless missed the vast majority of this season due to a knee issue, which required fluid draining earlier this week. With concerns over his health and effectiveness going forward, the Packers decided to shut Quarless down for the year, opening the door for Justin Perillo to serve as Richard Rodgers' main backup at tight end ahead of Saturday's playoff game in Arizona.
Quarless (knee) will be placed on injured reserve by the Packers, the ESPN reports. Quarless posted on Instagram on Thursday that his "season has come to an end not by my choice," and he's expected to be placed on injured reserve at some point Friday. Quarless reportedly had fluid drained from his knee recently, an issue that stems back to an early-season injury that landed him on the injured reserve/designated to return list after Week 3. The sixth-year tight end was a limited participant in practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but the Packers were apparently not convinced about his health and will likely hand his roster spot to another receiver or tight end for the team's Divisional Round matchup against the Cardinals on Saturday.
Quarless caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. Playing in his first game Sunday since Week 3, Quarless -- although not by much -- topped fellow tight end Richard Rodgers in both receptions and yards. Quarless could see more snaps in Week 17 with a game under his belt, but he will take on a Vikings team that has routinely shut down opposing tight ends of late.
Quarless (knee) was activated from the IR/designated-to-return list Monday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Quarless is set to make his first appearance since suffering a sprained MCL in Week 3. During his absence, Richard Rodgers has taken control of the starting TE spot, but Quarless could make an immediate impact in the red zone, where he picked up 15 targets in 16 games last season.
Quarless (knee) did not play in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys. Quarless resumed practicing a couple weeks ago, but he was apparently not ready for game action just yet, as he remained on short-term injured reserve for Week 13. There is a chance he could be activated for the Packers' next game Sunday against the Raiders.
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