The Packers placed Barrington (ankle) on the PUP list to begin training camp, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Since going down during Week 1 of last season, the true extent of Barrington's ankle injury has largely been held behind closed doors. However, the team hasn't expressed any concern over his Week 1 availability, so he should be expected to return at some point during training camp. Barrington's placement on this list allows for his return to action at a moment's notice once cleared by team doctors.
Barrington (ankle) has yet to receive medical clearance, the Packers' official site reports. With the help of seven starts in 14 appearances during the 2014 campaign, Barrington posted 53 tackles (40 solo) and one sack. He held stature as a starter next to Clay Matthews in Week 1 last season, but Barrington sustained a season-ending ankle injury 15 snaps into 2014, which held him out of the majority of on-field work during the offseason program. Once cleared, Barrington is expected to compete with the likes of rookie Blake Martinez and Jake Ryan at inside linebacker, with both spots up for grabs as Matthews returns to his long-time spot on the outside.
The Packers placed Sam Barrington (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The nature and extent of Barrington's setback is uncertain, but it will prevent him from taking the field again this season. With Barrington out, Nate Palmer will step into the starting lineup at middle linebacker alongside Clay Matthews.
The Packers are bracing for the possibility that linebacker Sam Barrington is out for the year with a ankle injury, a source has told Fox Sports. Barrington, who started seven games last year and played in 14, contributed to 53 tackles.
The Packers have ruled cornerback Sam Shields (ankle) and defensive end Datone Jones (ankle) out for Week 7 against Carolina. Fellow cornerback Tramon Williams (ankle), along with linebacker Jamari Lattimore (neck) and wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (groin) were deemed questionable. Linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring) and defensive end Josh Boyd (knee) were both listed as probable.
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