Packers place Wallace on IR to make room for Flynn

AP

Seneca Wallace wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s game, and now his season is finished because of a groin injury.

To make room for the signing of quarterback Matt Flynn, the Packers announced they had placed Wallace on injured reserve.

Wallace played in two games, with one start in relief of injured starter Aaron Rodgers. He had been cut by the 49ers and Saints earlier this year.

That leave Scott Tolzien to start Sunday, with Flynn backing up, amid reports they could still look at John Skelton.

49 responses to “Packers place Wallace on IR to make room for Flynn

  1. In any other NFL city, when the starter goes down, the backup goes in. In Green Bay, when the starter went down, there was panic because everyone knew the backup couldn’t play. So everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the backup got hurt early and they could put in the practice squad player. Now no one can decide if the practice squad player or the guy who couldn’t beat out an undrafted rookie free agent is more likely to lead the team to victory, but everyone is pretty sure that either one will be great. Those of us in other NFL cities are enjoying the demise of a once-pround franchise and the exposure of a delusional fanbase.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 12, 2013 5:30 PM

    Suh and Fairley are drawing straws right now to see who gets which one, or both of them. In 3 weeks you are going to see the finest Swiss Cheese that Detroit can make.

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    You do realize the Packers play the Lions twice a year and that in those many, many games that Suh and Fairly have played, the only injuries they have caused are to the groins via a foot.

  3. trollsetter says: Nov 12, 2013 5:28 PM

    Who cares? They have noodle arm Flynn coming in. Hey cheeseheads, is he starting? Can’t f’in wait!

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    I bet Flynn can reach the endzone 50 yards away unlike that chick starting for the Vikings.

  4. If the Pack loses the next three or four games before Rodgers gets back they might IR him too. No need to rush your Probowl QB back in a losing season.

  5. suh and fairly can draw straws at who gets the most 15 yrd penalties. Those meatheads always mess things up for themselves. Injuries to cutler and rodgers makes lions fans look thru rose colored glasses.

  6. I’m not particularly a fan of the Packers, but I do like underdogs, which is what Matt Flynn is now ( especially given how disrespected he is with Florio and his crowd ) so I do hope Flynn’s arm is OK and that he’s given a chance to show that what he did to Detoit in 2011 and New England in 2010 were not flukes.

  7. I don’t feel sorry for the Packers with all their injuries to mostly average players, but now without Rodgers, you can see just how average that whole team is. It’s tough to feel bad for a team so lucky to have 2 HoF QB’s in a row, but seeing a team like the Lions set up to win the division because of Packer and Bear injuries makes me sick. Enjoy your gimmie division crown and 1st round playoff exit Lion fans, it will be the only thing you clowns have had to celebrate for years and reality will punch you in the face next season.

  8. contra74 says: Nov 12, 2013 5:25 PM

    Whats the over/under on how many series Flynn will last behind that atrocious O-line?

    He’ll probably last about as many series as the Vikings total wins for this season.

  9. glennsyank13:

    I didn’t say anything about specifically injuring anybody, just that I foresee those 2 guys making mince cheese out of the Packers OL and gobbling up them QBs.

    If an injury happens as a result of 2 behemoth havoc wreakers colliding with and falling over on them, then well I blame it all on fate, and Ted Thompson.

  10. Vikings fans ripping on the Packers’ quarterbacks? Seriously? You know as well as we do that every one of the Packers’ backup QBs is better than the Vikings’ starter.

  11. It’s fun to watch teams with HOF running backs and worst records than the Packers talk smack.

    Yep the Packers struggle without their best and HOF player. That’s the nature of things.

    What then, EXACTLY, is the excuse for struggling when you have your best and HOF player in the game? That doesn’t make sense.

  12. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 12, 2013 6:10 PM

    glennsyank13:

    I didn’t say anything about specifically injuring anybody, just that I foresee those 2 guys making mince cheese out of the Packers OL and gobbling up them QBs.

    If an injury happens as a result of 2 behemoth havoc wreakers colliding with and falling over on them, then well I blame it all on fate, and Ted Thompson.

    The next time that happens will be the first time.

    Remember when that noodle armed, can’t make it on the Bills, Seahawks and Raiders QB named Flynn lit up Detroit for 6TD’s and a ton of yards?

    The league does and so does Gunther I bet.

  13. thestrategyexpert says:Nov 12, 2013 5:30 PM

    Suh and Fairley are drawing straws right now to see who gets which one, or both of them. In 3 weeks you are going to see the finest Swiss Cheese that Detroit can make

    Flynn has made millions because of a 6 td game he had 2 years ago. Can you name the team he did that against?

  14. Wow Packers, just wow?
    Does your team have a trainer?
    Is he still employed?

    BTW (my fellow) Viking fans: unless you want to look like a FIB (look it up) or an East Coaster quit using the term “Sconnie.”

    No one from north of Janesville should ever utter the expression: “Sconnie”.

  15. As far as Flynn goes I’m just preferring to think that other then the money, maybe he just got a raw deal?
    Who would have thought Wilson would be as good as he was, and the Raiders? Well I think he’s much happier in Green Bay. Givin another shot with a good team, maybe he’d have a good chance to flourish?

  16. If Flynn is starting against the Lions he’ll do great.

    As for the other 30 teams….well, he may not do so well against them.

  17. So you’re telling me that this guy left his team, went to 2-3 other teams, got paid for doing nothing, only to end up back to the job he had before? Somewhere Josh McDaniels is appalled.

  18. Pursuit of a NFL record 14th World Championship isn’t supposed to be easy. I find myself inspired watching our Green Bay fans enduring this incredible hardship with the grace and class that they’re so well known for around the world.

  19. f1restarter says:
    Nov 12, 2013 6:12 PM
    Vikings fans ripping on the Packers’ quarterbacks? Seriously? You know as well as we do that every one of the Packers’ backup QBs is better than the Vikings’ starter.
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    LOL, you know your situation at QB is bad when even Vikings fans are ripping you for it. Even other fanbases are calling the Packers QB situation worse than the Vikings situation. LOL.

  20. You have to wonder if Flynn is the same player physically or emotionally that threw 7 TD’s against the Lions. We know the Packers aren’t the same team. Here’s a list of some guys who aren’t there now or are hurt now:

    Greg Jennings, WR, 2011 Pro-Bowler
    Scott Wells, C, 2011 Pro-Bowler
    Charles Woodson, 2011 CB/SS, Pro-Bowler
    Donald Driver, R
    Jermichael Finley, TE
    Bryan Balaga, T
    Derek Sherrod, T

  21. glennsyank13 says: Nov 12, 2013 5:37 PM

    I bet Flynn can reach the endzone 50 yards away unlike that chick starting for the Vikings.
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    Packer fans think Christian Ponder is a chick?

    How ugly are the women where you live?

  22. I think if you put a healthy Aaron Rodgers with the Lions he could beat Green Bay with Matthew Stafford as their QB and you have put a healthy A Rodg with the Packers he could beat the Lions with Matthew Stafford. He’s that good.

  23. Must be a Packer story. Contra has jumped in with multiple comments from multiple accounts. Awesome to know how much time the Packers take up in an average contra day.

  24. Flynn won’t even play, as our QB who took us to the Rose Bowl actually played a good game on Sunday. He will have had many more reps before meeting the Gmen. Tolzien will throw for 3. I like Flynn though; saw him almost win at the Pats. Have to decide if I want to sit in the rain in MetLife. Go Pack!

  25. The next group of players they bring in for tryouts should be receivers with QB experience. They need both and it would be nice to not have the emergency QB be a fullback.

  26. “”LOL, you know your situation at QB is bad when even Vikings fans are ripping you for it. Even other fanbases are calling the Packers QB situation worse than the Vikings situation. LOL.””

    Uh, is Rodgers done for the season? Has he been traded? Is he dead?What am I missing here? How is our QB situation a joke? We still have the best QB in the league locked into a long term contract. Keep laughing idiot Viking fans, your team still blows and you have no favorable QB situation now or for the near future. The only thing a “LOLing” Viking fan proves is how ignorant they are. Oh, and only 12 yr old girls type “LOL”.

  27. We’re Packer fans. We remain optimistic and excited about each game. We root for our team through adversity and through championships. We fill the stadium at Lambeau and we travel to away games. We love football and we love supporting the Green Bay Packers. Bears fans get it. They support Da Bears the same way. Lions and Vikings fans however – this is your time. Packer injuries give you a window of opportunity to cheer and jeer, but you know you’ll turn the set off when your perennial losing teams find a way to fall short again. Enjoy the warmth and the sunshine now, for winter is coming.

  28. What the Green Bay fans are about to understand is their team stinks. They were hanging around .500 with Mr. Perfect now here comes the darkness.

  29. Before Rodgers was hurt two weeks ago, Packers QB’s had missed exactly ONE start in TWENTY years.
    Ponder that one (sorry Vikes fan for using that word). One start missed in twenty years. The law of averages had to catch up to you eventually.
    I am enjoying the Lions fans living up to their team’s reputation by braying and spewing bleep… in week 10… when they still haven’t earned or won anything other than the disrespect of the entire league… for FIFTY-SIX YEARS.

  30. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 12, 2013 5:36 PM

    In any other NFL city, when the starter goes down, the backup goes in. In Green Bay, when the starter went down, there was panic because everyone knew the backup couldn’t play. So everyone breathed a sigh of relief when the backup got hurt early and they could put in the practice squad player. Now no one can decide if the practice squad player or the guy who couldn’t beat out an undrafted rookie free agent is more likely to lead the team to victory, but everyone is pretty sure that either one will be great. Those of us in other NFL cities are enjoying the demise of a once-pround franchise and the exposure of a delusional fanbase.

    ———————————
    Big man in town! KMA!!!

  31. “LOL, you know your situation at QB is bad when even Vikings fans are ripping you for it. Even other fanbases are calling the Packers QB situation worse than the Vikings situation. LOL.”

    contra, better live in that moment while it lasts because in a few weeks, the Packers get their franchise QB back while the Vikings continue to cycle through 3 different starters each week. Not so funny now, heh?

  32. packerenglishmajor says:
    Nov 12, 2013 6:19 PM

    BTW (my fellow) Viking fans: unless you want to look like a FIB (look it up) or an East Coaster quit using the term “Sconnie.”

    No one from north of Janesville should ever utter the expression: “Sconnie”.

    _______________________________

    Not even close son. Sconnie is a frequently used term in Wisconsin. There is even a popular company in Madison started by UW students called “Sconnie Nation”

    Here’s to being grateful that you are a Vikings fan.

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