Chris Johnson on IR

The Packers placed cornerback Chris Johnson on injured reserve with a knee injury, the team announced. His roster spot will not be filled before today's game vs. the Lions at Lambeau Field.<p>

Johnson, a 7th-round draft pick out of Louisville in this year's draft, hurt his knee in practice midway through the preseason. Prior to his injury, Johnson played in the Packers' first three exhibition contests.

Johnson was the 245th player selected overall in the 2003 draft. He was the first of Green Bay's four seventh-round selections with a pick gained from Philadelphia in return for a sixth-round pick next year.


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