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Packers place receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) on IR

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (11) stiff arms Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson (4) while picking  up 14 yards on a reception during the fourth quarter of their game Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 27-10.

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Credit: MARK HOFFMAN/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Green Bay Packers placed wide receiver Sammy Watkins on injured reserve Saturday with a hamstring injury.

Watkins had already been ruled out for Sunday’s road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will be eligible to return from IR after missing a minimum of four games.

Watkins, 29, leads the Packers (1-1) with 111 yards on six receptions through two games.

He has 354 catches for 5,170 yards and 34 touchdowns in 101 games with the Buffalo Bills (2014-16), Los Angeles Rams (2017), Kansas City Chiefs (2018-20), Baltimore Ravens (2021) and Packers.

Green Bay elevated wide receiver Juwann Winfree and running back Patrick Taylor from the practice squad for the meeting with the Buccaneers (2-0).

–Field Level Media