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Packers place Green on IR, promote Saine

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According to Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers have placed rookie running back Alex Green on injured reserve and promoted running back Brandon Saine off their practice squad.

Green--a third-round draft choice out of Hawaii--is dealing with a knee injury and is expected to undergo surgery.

Saine--an undrafted free agent signing out of Ohio State--is expected to assume a special teams role.

The Packers also released center Cecil Newton, the older brother of Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton, from the practice squad and have signed offensive lineman Paul Fenaroli and safety Anthony Levine to the same unit.

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