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Packers LB who took down Favre is out for the year with shoulder injury


GREEN BAY, Wis. (KTTC-DT/AP) -- Packers linebacker Brad Jones is out for the season following a right shoulder injury that will need surgery.

Jones, a seventh-round draft pick, was injured against Minnesota.  He made the tackle of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre that resulted in two fractures in his left ankle and puts Favre's NFL-record 291 consecutive starts streak in jeopardy.

The Packers put Jones on injured reserve on Wednesday, hours after Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Jones hurt the same shoulder that's bothered him since training camp.

Green Bay previously picked up linebacker Diyral Briggs off waivers and signed linebackers Matt Wilhelm and Erik Walden in the past two days. The Packers also claimed nose tackle Howard Green off waivers to fill Jones' spot on the roster.


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