The Green Bay Packers are calling upon a former New York Giants draft pick to fortify their cornerback room with starter Eric Stokes now on injured reserve.
The Packers announced a series of roster moves on November 12 ahead of their Week 10 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, including signing up cornerback Corey Ballentine from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. They also officially placed Stokes on injured reserve after he sustained ankle and knee injuries in Week 9’s loss in Detroit.
As far as temporary moves, the Packers also elevated kicker Ramiz Ahmed and outside linebacker La’Darius Hamilton to the game-day roster against the Cowboys. Veteran kicker Mason Crosby was limited for the entire week of practice due to a back issue, but he was not given an injury designation in the final injury report; however, Bill Huber of Sports Illustrated has reported that Ahmed will handle kickoff duties as a precaution.
The Packers will also have a few injuries to monitor heading into Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. While rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle) and cornerback Shemar Jean-Charles (ankle) were already ruled out, they also have three players with injury designations for the game, including David Bakhtiari (questionable, knee), Amari Rodgers (questionable, hamstring) and Krys Barnes (doubtful, concussion).