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Foot injury ends Bostick's first NFL season

Dec. 20, 2013
 
Packers tight end Brandon Bostick is done for the season with a foot injury. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Packers tight end Brandon Bostick is done for the season with a foot injury. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

The foot injury Brandon Bostick sustained against Dallas will end the former practice-squad tight end’s first season on the active roster.

Bostick tweeted on Friday morning that he’d be undergoing “minor surgery,” which was then confirmed by Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy during his post-practice news conference.

“Brandon’s going to have surgery,” McCarthy said. “I’m not exactly (sure) when, so it will be season-ending.”

Bostick, 24, completed his conversion from a Division II receiver at Newberry College to an NFL tight end when he made the 53-man roster coming out of training camp and saw his workload increase as the season wore on.

Along with developing a role on special teams where he had seen tackles, Bostick had seven catches for 120 yards and a touchdown on 142 offensive snaps. Prior to Andrew Quarless’ emergence the past two weeks, he’d even started seeing work in the two-minute offense.

Both Bostick and defensive lineman Johnny Jolly (neck) could be candidates for injured reserve, but the Packers don’t have any players at either position on their practice squad. The two tight ends the Packers released earlier this year – Matthew Mulligan and D.J. Williams – are both on New England’s roster.

However, it also could open the door for third-year receiver Randall Cobb to return if he’s medically cleared in the next week. Cobb has been on temporary injured reserve since Oct. 15 and returned to practice in a limited capacity this week.

“Randall Cobb practiced today, looks good,” McCarthy said. “Just curious to see how he feels tomorrow, we’ll have a game-management meeting at 1:15 as we do every Friday, but I thought Randall made progress this week. It was good for him to get three days of practice in.”

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