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By PFW staff

Updated 6:45 p.m. ET, Monday, Aug. 27

The Packers placed six players on injured reserve, two on reserve/physically unable to perform, and released two others on Monday.

The team placed RB Du’ane Bennett, LB Desmond Bishop, TE DeMarco Cosby, OG Ray Dominguez, DE Johnny Jones and WR Shaky Smithson on injured reserve.

TE Andrew Quarless (still recovering from a serious knee injury suffered late last season) and LB Frank Zombo (who has been hampered by a hamstring injury since spring) were placed on the reserve/PUP list, meaning they aren't eligible to play for the first six weeks of the NFL regular season.

In addition, Green Bay released FB Jon Hoese and DE Jarius Wynn.

The way we see it

Seeing Bishop go on season-ending injured reserve is not a surprise, considering the severity of the hamstring injury that he suffered early in the preseason. However, the fact that the team now offically will be without him for the entire season a blow nonetheless.

Wynn's release is a mild surprise considering he played all 16 games in 2011, including four starts. However, he had only three sacks and didn't develop into the kind of pass rusher the team desired. Also, at 6-3, 285 pounds, he is undersized to play end in the Packers' 3-4 scheme.

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