Packers place Christian Kirksey, Allen Lazard on IR

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The Packers placed linebacker Christian Kirksey and receiver Allen Lazard on injured reserve Saturday, the team announced.

Lazard underwent core muscle surgery this week.

He earned a game ball after making six catches for a career-high 146 yards and a touchdown in the victory over the Saints last Sunday.

Lazard has 13 catches for 254 yards and two touchdowns this season.

Kirksey’s injury originally was reported as a shoulder, but the practice report this week listed a pectoral.

Kirksey, 28, has 27 tackles this season. He has seen action on 128 defensive snaps and nine on special teams.

He played only nine games the past two seasons.