Little placed on injured reserve

Safety injured his hamstring on Oct. 3 against Panthers

The Green Bay Packers placed safety Earl Little on season-ending injured reserve Saturday. To fill Little's spot on the 53-man roster, the Packers promoted recently acquired rookie Samkon Gado from the practice squad.

Gado had joined the team's practice squad Oct. 17. The running back originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by Kansas City this past May. He was waived near the end of preseason but re-joined the Chiefs and spent the season's first month on their practice squad.

A native of Nigeria, Gado played 39 games at Liberty and averaged 6.0 yards on 273 career carries (1,631 yards) with 16 touchdowns, and caught 38 passes for 486 yards and six TDs.

Little, a backup safety, injured his hamstring in the Packers' 32-29 loss at Carolina Oct. 3. The injury, which occurred as he was trying to pull down running back DeShaun Foster on a 30-yard run, had sidelined him each of the ensuing two contests.

Rookie Marviel Underwood is Green Bay's lone backup safety behind starters Mark Roman and Nick Collins.


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