Packers activate CB Tony Brown from practice squad, place DL Wilkerson on injured reserve

Muhammad Wilkerson's year is done for the Green Bay Packers after suffering an ankle injury on Sept. 23 against the Washington Redskins. To take his place on the roster, the Packers promoted CB Tony Brown to the active roster from the practice squad.

Brown was most recently on the Los Angeles Chargers' roster but was released on Sept. 1. The Packers signed him to their practice squad on Sept. 3.

Brown played four seasons at Alabama, posting 89 tackles (58 solo) and three interceptions. He was also named special teams player of the week six times by Alabama's coaching staff. Brown also ran track for the Crimson Tide.

This is Brown's first year in the NFL. He is listed at 6-foot, 199-pounds.

The Packers also added DL Deon Simon to their practice squad Saturday. Simon is a 6-foot-4, 332-pound second-year player out of Northwestern State (Louisiana). He appeared in 16 games with the New York Jets.

The Packers (1-1-1) return home Sunday to take on the Buffalo Bills (1-2) at Lambeau Field. The Bills are coming off a big win, defeating the Minnesota Vikings last week. The Packers are recovering from a loss to the Washington Redskins. 

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