Packers put Jolly, Bostick on injured reserve

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The amazing and unlikely comeback of Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly officially has ended, for now.

The Packers have placed Jolly on injured reserve.  He suffered a neck injury last week, during the team’s win over the Cowboys.

Also shelved for the balance of the season is tight end Brandon Bostick, who has a foot injury.

Jolly appeared in 13 games with eight starts after missing three full seasons arising off-field issues relating to codeine possession.  Rookie Josh Boyd is expected to get extra work with Jolly out.

The Packers have yet to make any corresponding roster moves to fill the spots vacated by Jolly and Bostick.

14 responses to “Packers put Jolly, Bostick on injured reserve

  1. Bostick looks promising for next year. Jolly should be evaluated after a real off season, he’d have to come back in football shape and win a job through competition.

  2. That’s too bad about Jolly. Throw any codein jokes you want, he’s turned his life around and was playing great football. I’m glad the Packers’ faith in him was rewarded – hopefully he’ll come back and contribute next season.

  3. The question will be whether GB’s faith in Jolly will be rewarded with a hometown discount contract next season.

    My guess is his career is likely done in GB due to the 17 FAs GB has to re-sign.

    UNRESTRICTED (15)
    Name Position Age Seasons Accrued ’13 Base Salary
    *Ryan Pickett NT 33 12 $5,400,000
    *B.J. Raji DE 27 4 $4,490,000
    *Jermichael Finley TE 26 5 $4,450,000
    *James Jones WR 29 6 $2,950,000
    *Sam Shields CB 25 3 $2,023,000
    *John Kuhn FB 31 7 $1,800,000
    *Evan Dietrich-Smith C 27 3 $1,323,000
    Marshall Newhouse T 24 3 $1,323,000
    Andrew Quarless TE 24 3 $1,323,000
    Seneca Wallace QB 33 9 $840,000
    *Johnny Jolly DE 30 4 $715,000
    Rob Francois LB 28 3 $630,000
    Mike Neal LB 26 3 $630,000
    James Starks RB 27 3 $630,000
    C.J. Wilson DE 26 3 $630,000

    RESTRICTED (2)
    *M.D. Jennings S 25 2 $555,000
    Jamari Lattimore LB 24 2 $555,000

  4. Thanks, Johnny, for all your contributions to this team.

    Hope you spend the off-season in Green Bay, don’t go back to Houston, rehab at the Packers facility, and come back next year.

  5. That’s too bad about Jolly. Throw any codein jokes you want, he’s turned his life around and was playing great football. I’m glad the Packers’ faith in him was rewarded – hopefully he’ll come back and contribute next season.

    hes turned nothing around he better watch it at age 40 with that weight

  6. Good for Jolly; he far exceeded my expectations both for his personal and professional performance.

    I hope he keeps his life in order and is able to compete for a roster spot next season.

  7. Of the free agents listed by lambeauwest, most are rather ordinary players, but I do think Shields is the most valuable.

    I also think the 8M contract the Packers have allegedly offered to Raji is too high for his play and feel it should be closer to 6M

    Other than a few noteworthy players and you can guess who they are, the Packers are an average to below average at most positions.

  8. Keep in mind 25 million or more of GB’s salary cap is tied up in Clay Matthews and Aaron Rodgers. That leaves about 100 million for the other 51 players.

    I agree not all 17 players I listed above will be resigned but obviously re-signing Shields, Raji, Mike Neal, James Jones, and Pickett will certainly gobble up a big chunk of change.

  9. When I heard it was the neck area, if he needs surgery I would hazard to guess he is toast. Lower back, maybe he could play again, but the neck area is the kiss of death for his postion. Manning doesn’t get hit on every play.

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