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Nick Perry lands on injured reserve

Nick Perry,  Philip Rivers

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012, file photo, Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Perry (53) stands over San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in San Diego. The Packers bolstered an already talented offensive unit by signing veteran free agent running back Cedric Benson in the middle of camp, but questions still hang over the defense regarding injuries and uncertainty surrounding draft picks. The Packers are scheduled to begin their regular season on Sept. 9 at home against the San Francisco 49ers. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi, File)


Packers linebacker Nick Perry’s rookie season has ended.

As expected, the first-round pick from USC has been placed on injured reserve with a wrist injury. His roster spot will be filled by tight end Andrew Quarless, who was activated from the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Perry appeared in six games with five starts, generating two sacks before suffering a knee injury against the Texans. But it was the wrist that brought his season to a premature end.

With linebacker Clay Matthews likely out a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury, undrafted rookie Dezmon Moses gets his chance to shine. Moses caught the attention of the coaching staff early in offseason workouts, back when the Packers were in the process of figuring out which 53 of 90 players would have jobs come September.

Moses was one of them. Now, he’ll likely be one of the starting 11 on defense.