The back issue that bothered Green Bay outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith throughout the preseason will now force the Packers to play without their Pro Bowl pass rusher for the next few weeks. Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Friday that Smith will be going on injured reserve, which means he will miss at least the next three games. The Packers host the Detroit Lions on Monday night.
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The New York Giants have placed starting left guard Shane Lemieux on the injured reserve list and signed offensive lineman Matt Skura off their practice squad. The Giants made the moves on Thursday afternoon, hours before a game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField. Lemieux had been ruled out of the game on Wednesday.