The Green Bay Packers Wednesday placed linebacker Robert Thomas on injured reserve with a strained quadricep. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the transaction.
Thomas, a 6-foot, 233-pound veteran out of UCLA, first injured his leg at Atlanta, Nov. 13. After missing the ensuing two contests, he returned to the lineup Dec. 4 at Chicago but aggravated the injury.
The team's primary starter at 'Will' linebacker prior to the injury, Thomas came to Green Bay from the St. Louis Rams for cornerback Chris Johnson in a Sept. 3 trade. In 10 games this season (nine starts), he collected 51 tackles (30 solo) and one interception.