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.
The following players on the injury report were officially ruled active for the Packers Week 6 at Miami: Jarrett Boykin, Scott Tolzien, Demetri Goodson, Carl Bradford, Sam Barrington, Garth Gerhart and Datone Jones.
The Packers injury report for Friday can be described as the "Killer B's." The last names of four of the five players on it start with that letter. Wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (groin) has been ruled out while linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring) is questionable and tackle David Bakhtiari (back) and defensive tackle Josh Boyd (knee) are probable. The only exception is defensive tackle Datone Jones (ankle), who is questionable.