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Report: Packers place DT Clark on IR

Field Level Media

The Green Bay Packers placed defensive tackle Kenny Clark on injured reserve, according to an ESPN report Tuesday.

Clark hurt his elbow in Week 14, and the Packers announced last week he would not play again this season. However, they kept him on the roster and left him inactive for their past two games, a road loss to the Chicago Bears and an overtime road win over the New York Jets.

The injury is not considered serious.

The Tuesday move officially ends a breakout season for Clark, as the 2016 first-round pick had six sacks, nine QB hits and 55 tackles in 13 games while being named a Pro Bowl alternate.

Still only 23, Clark has 10.5 sacks and 19 QB hits through three seasons. Green Bay must decide this offseason whether to pick up his fifth-year option for 2020, which would be guaranteed only for injury.

Per ESPN, offensive lineman Alex Light will replace Clark on the roster after missing Week 16 due to a one-game substance-abuse suspension.