Packers Place WR Geronimo Allison on IR, Release Safety Jermaine Whitehead

Packers' WR Geronimo Allison. Photo by Peter Joneleit/Cal Sport Media/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Green Bay Packers’ problems in 2018 are just getting bigger with their wide receiver Geronimo Allison most likely out for the season. Packers placed Allison on injured reserve list on Tuesday, meaning that the 24-year-old will be eligible to play only if the team reaches the playoffs. He made 20 catches for 303 yards and two touchdowns in five games he played this season.

According to ESPN, Geronimo Allison suffered a groin injury in practice last week and will need to undergo a surgery in order to repair it.

Green Bay is still to fill Allison’s roster spot, but it is believed that the team will reactivate Trevor Davis or Jake Kumerow, both of which are eligible to return from the injured reserve list.

This wasn’t the only roster move Green Bay Packers made since the team also decided to release safety Jermaine Whitehead. This comes after Whitehead slapped New England Patriots’ center David Andrews on Sunday and got ejected from the game for his actions. He will be replaced by cornerback Will Redmond, who was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.

Whitehead joined Packers in 2016 after stints with San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. He recorded 20 tackles and 1.0 sacks in 2018.