Packers player notes

Blackmon a candidate for injured reserve to make room for Krause

-- WR Koren Robinson was reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Oct. 18 after serving a one-year suspension as a repeat offender of the league's substance-abuse policy. Robinson is down to his last strike in the program. He was to rejoin the Packers on Monday for the first day of practice after their bye and is hopeful of playing in the Monday night game at Denver on Oct. 29. Robinson's primary role probably will be as a kickoff returner, along with serving as a situational receiver.

-- TE Bubba Franks will be doubtful to play in the next game. Franks suffered a right knee sprain late in the win over Washington on Oct. 14. The severity of the injury wasn't disclosed during the bye week, but Franks is expected to be sidelined at least two weeks.

-- QB Brett Favre came out of the last game with a sore left ankle but has ample time to recover for the next contest.

-- DE/DT Cullen Jenkins is nursing knee and ankle injuries he sustained in the game. The injuries aren't considered serious.

-- TE Ryan Krause, a fourth-year veteran, is a good possibility to be promoted from the practice squad to fill the temporary void created by Franks' absence. Krause played in a total of five games with San Diego in 2004 and '05.

-- CB Will Blackmon would be a logical candidate to go on injured reserve to create a roster spot for Ryan Krause. Blackmon is a long shot anyway to get back by the end of the season after suffering a broken right foot in practice Oct. 3.

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