Rouse to Step In for Injured Bigby -Again : Packers Insider

Rouse to Step In for Injured Bigby -Again

September 17, 2009 by  
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Pete Dougherty, Press Gazette
September 17th, 2009

The Green Bay Packers’ overall good health early this season has failed them at one of their most suspect positions: safety.

Coming into this season, the Packers were looking for Atari Bigby to return to his late 2007 form to solidify a position of weakness last year, and Bigby won that chance despite a quiet training camp.

Green Bay Packers safety Atari Bigby leaves the field injured during Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field

Green Bay Packers safety Atari Bigby leaves the field injured during Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field

But by final cuts, he was the only option. They surprisingly released bargain free agent Anthony Smith because of poor special teams play and concern about a chronic groin injury and assignment consistency; put Charlie Peprah on injured reserve because of a knee injury; and were just getting Aaron Rouse back from a strained hamstring.

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