Burnett downgraded to questionable; T Meredith signed
Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett suffered a setback with his calf during practice Saturday and has been downgraded to questionable for Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears.
The Packers also made a roster move on Saturday in bringing back veteran offensive lineman Jamon Meredith with starting guards Josh Sitton and T.J. Langiffy to play against the Bears.
First-year receiver Kevin Dorsey (foot) was placed on injured reserve to clear aspot for Meredith, a fifth-round pick by the Packers in 2009.
Burnett's absence was evident in the Packers' 44-23 loss to the New Orleans on the back end and against the run. It looked like he'd put the injury behind him and was originally listed as probable after being a full participant in practice Thursday and Friday.
Dorsey suffered a "significant" foot injury in practice Thursday. McCarthy said the injury would keep him out "multiple weeks," but it was going to be difficult for the Packers to hold a roster spot for a special-teams contributor.
Despite being drafted by the Packers, the 28-year-old Meredith didn't make their roster coming out of camp. He spent a few weeks on the team's practice squad before signing onto the Buffalo Bills' 53-man roster.
He's played 51 career games with 24 starts during stints with Buffalo (2009-10), Detroit (2010), the New York Giants (2010), Pittsburgh (2011), Tampa Bay (2012-13) and Indianapolis (2014). He was released by the Colts on Tuesday.
Meredith (6-5, 312) is listed at a tackle, but saw most of his NFL starts at right guard during his time with the Buccaneers.
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