Horton, a 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback out of North Carolina A&T, had been bothered by a sprained shoulder since early in training camp. He aggravated the injury at Minnesota Oct. 23 and appeared on the Packers injury report the following week. The second-year player, originally signed by Green Bay as a nondrafted free agent in 2004, played in nine of 10 games this season, posting eight tackles (six solo) and seven more on special teams.
Coach Mike Sherman said during his press conference today that Horton's shoulder injury did not affect him during the game on Monday against Minnesota, though, Horton did aggravate the injury in the second half.
"He's been hurt ... his shoulder has been hurt most of the year," Sherman said. "He's had a shoulder and a wrist (but) nothing that would keep him out of the game necessarily."
Wishom, a 6-foot, 197-pound cornerback from Louisiana Tech, had signed to the Packers' practice squad Sept. 13. The rookie entered the NFL in May as a non-drafted free agent with the Houston Texans, where he remained until being released in the team's final preseason roster reduction.
A physical cornerback, Wishom overcame multiple knee injuries to play in 35 college games, with nine starts, collecting 48 tackles and three interceptions.
Wishom is the sixth player promoted from the Packers' practice squad this season.