Johnson out for the rest of the season
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers defensive end Joe Johnson is out for the season with a tear in his right quadriceps tendon.
Johnson was injured late in the first quarter of Sunday's 40-34 overtime loss to Kansas City. An MRI exam performed Monday showed the extent of the injury.
Johnson will have surgery within a few weeks, and the team will place him on injured reserve. Johnson started the first six games for Green Bay.
In June, Johnson pleaded innocent to a marijuana possession charge.
Johnson signed with the Packers in March 2002 as a free agent after spending his first eight seasons with New Orleans. He played in five games last season after being injured in a game against the Chicago Bears.
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Chiefs' Smith (spleen) out against Chargers
- Lynch fined $11K by NFL for obscene move
- Saints' Ryan: Defense 'drank the Kool-Aid'
- Shaw gets start for Browns; Hoyer likely out