The New York Giants placed Blackmon on injured reserve and signed cornerback Brian Witherspoon.|||||||
Blackmon, who was signed as a free agent in late October, hurt his knee against Philadelphia on Dec. 19 and missed Sunday's game in Green Bay. He averaged 6.7 yards on 14 returns in five games.
Green Bay placed Blackmon on injured reserve with a knee injury.|||||||
Blackmon was placed on the IR with a sprained knee.|||||||
Blackmon was injured in the second quarter of Monday's loss at Minnesota. He cut to his right and his left knee appeared to buckle as he tried to head up field. Blackmon remained on the turf for several minutes and was taken on a cart to the locker room for examination.|||||||
Coach Mike McCarthy said it was a sprained knee and Blackmon would be evaluated on Tuesday. Jordy Nelson replaced him on punt and kick returns. He returned two kicks for 52 yards.
Blackmon was inactive for Green Bay's playoff game against Seattle on Saturday.|||||||
Blackmon, one of the Packers' options as nickel cornerback, was limited in practice this week due to a foot injury. In his first start against Detroit on Dec. 30, Blackmon, who missed seven games earlier this season, aggravated a prior foot injury in the second quarter and didn't return. He provided a spark when he returned a punt for a 57-yard touchdown against the Raiders on Dec. 9. Blackmon scored a second touchdown in that game, falling on the ball in the end zone.