The Green Bay Packers have placed veteran defensive end Joe Johnson on injured reserve and signed defensive lineman Terdell Sands from the practice squad to replace him on the team's 53-man active roster, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced Wednesday.
Johnson suffered a tear of his right quadriceps tendon in last Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs and has been lost for the season, according to Sherman, who said the 10-year veteran will need to undergo remedial surgery "at some point."
Sands, 6-7 and 337 pounds, spent most of the preseason on the Green Bay roster, posting 3 unassisted tackles before being placed on waivers Aug. 26 in the NFL-mandated reduction to the 65-player limit. Signed to the practice squad Sept. 2, he remained there until being released Sept. 16. He subsequently was re-signed to the practice squad Oct. 1, remaining there until being re-signed to the active roster today.
Originally a seventh-round draft selection of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2001, Sands previously had spent time on the Packers' practice squad during the 2002 season.
Offensive tackle Jason Jimenez, 6-7 and 310 pounds, has been re-signed to replace Sands on the practice squad.