Packers place Johnathan Franklin on IR

Season ends for rookie running back

Published On: Nov 27 2013 06:09:01 PM CST
Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have placed rookie running back Johnathan Franklin on injured reserve and signed linebacker Victor Aiyewa to the active roster from the practice squad .

Franklin played in 11 games this season and rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.

Aiyewa, 6-foot-1, 237-pound first-year player out of the University of Washington, was signed to Green Bay’s practice squad on Oct. 15.

He entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with Tampa Bay in July 2011 and spent time with the Buccaneers during training camp that season.

Aiyewa will wear No. 54.