Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers defensive end B.J. Raji (90) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers place 6 on IR to get to 75-man roster limit

The Green Bay Packers placed six players on injured reserve on Tuesday to get down to the 75-man roster limit before the deadlne.

Among those headed for IR are offensive lineman Don Barclay, who is out for the year with a torn ACL, and defensive lineman B.J. Raji, who ruptured his biceps on Friday against the Oakland Raiders.

Rookie wide receiver Jared Abbrederis (knee), guard Andrew Tiller (calf) and a pair of undrafted rookies—running back Rajion Neal (knee) and inside linebacker Joe Thomas (knee)—were also placed in injured reserve.

Neal and Thomas were showing signs of competing for spots on the final roster before sustaining non-surgical knee injuries in the preseason opener at Tennessee on Aug. 9.

Barclay started last season at right tackle after Bryan Bulaga went down with a knee injury in training camp and was being counted on to be the top offensive line reserve this season.

Raji was off to a very strong start in camp and the preseason after being moved back to nose tackle this year.

Abbrederis was a fifth-round pick out of Wisconsin—the first Badger ever drafted by Ted Thompson since he took over as the Packers’ general manager—and Tiller spent the end of last season on the Packers’ practice squad after spending the first part of the season on the practice squad of the San Diego Chargers. He was a sixth-round pick of the New Orleans Saints out of Syracuse in 2012 and has never played in a regular-season game.

Rosters have to be trimmed to 53 players by Saturday.

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Tags: Andrew Tiller B.J. Raji Don Barclay Green Bay Packers Jared Abbrederis Joe Thomas Rajion Neal

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