Williams placed on injured reserve

Depleted position down to two healthy backs

The Green Bay Packers Friday placed Walt Williams on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. Williams sustained the injury in practice on Thursday.

The Packers will play against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday with two running backs - Samkon Gado and ReShard Lee. Both Gado and Lee have been with the Packers for about a month. Tony Fisher, who started for the injured Green and Najeh Davenport (out for the season with an ankle injury) on Oct. 30, is out indefinitely with a broken rib.

Williams re-signed with the Packers on Oct. 25 a few days after Ahman Green was lost for the season with a quadriceps injury. He had played at Cincinnati (Oct. 30) and vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 6), making one catch for 19 yards and one special teams stop.

"Nobody wants to have an opportunity pass them by," Williams said, "but in the long range scope of things, I feel like I have been blessed. I got a ring with New England. I've met a bunch of great people here. ... I believe everything happens for a reason. I'm doing everything I can. I'm working hard and doing everything I need to do. It's easy to accept because I'm doing everything I can. Maybe football for me and my body ... it's not adding up, but I'm trying to do the best with what I've got."

A third-year player, Williams had spent the last two training camps, and the 2004 NFL Europe campaign, in the Packers organization. During the 2005 preseason, he caught four passes for 23 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown, and carried 17 times for 44 yards. He was on New England's injured reserve list in 2001, the same season that the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans.

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