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Packers place Andrew Quarless on short-term injured reserve

The veteran tight end will miss at least eight games.

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The Green Bay Packers expected Andrew Quarless to miss 4-6 weeks while recovering from a knee injury. Now, the veteran tight end will miss at least the next eight weeks as the team has placed him on short-term injured reserve.

Quarless suffered the knee injury during the Packers' 38-28 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. He required help from the medical staff getting off the field, and soon after moved to the locker room for further examination. Green Bay initially declared him questionable to return before ruling him out at halftime.

While Quarless can't return until late in the season, this move opens up a roster spot for Letroy Guion. The defensive tackle returns from a three-game suspension this week and is now eligible to compete during the Packers' Week 4 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

Without Quarless, Green Bay is left with only Richard Rodgers and Kennard Backman at tight end. The team also has Justin Perillo and the recently added Blake Annen on the practice squad.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.