Reports: Packers S Brice, LB Ryan suffer leg injuries

Green Bay Packers defensive back Kentrell Brice (29) during the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Denver Broncos on Aug. 26.Photo: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)
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Monday was not a good day for the Green Bay Packers as two potential starters were carried off the field in carts because of injuries.

Safety Kentrell Brice has been working with the starters during preseason camp, but he sustained a leg injury during special teams drills that ended his day, Rob Demovsky of reported.

Later in the Packers' practice, linebacker Jake Ryan was carted off after injuring his right leg, multiple media outlets reported.

Michael Cohen of The Athletics reported that Ryan grabbed his right knee and screamed in pain as teammates gathered around him.

The injuries came on the fourth day of preseason camp.

Brice was down on the ground for several minutes before being carted off the field.

The extent of the injury is not yet known.

Brice, a former undrafted rookie, played in 16 regular-season games plus three postseason contests with one start in 2016 as a rookie.

Last season, he played in six games, including three starts, before suffering an ankle injury that required surgery in November. That injury put him on injured reserve.

He finished the 2017 season with one interception, three passes defensed and 21 total tackles.

Ryan, 26, was a fourth-round pick of the Packers in 2015, and he is in the final year of his contract.

He started 12 of the 15 games in which he played last season and recorded 81 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.

Ryan has started 27 games in his three NFL season, all with the Packers, and he has 206 tackles and one sack in his career.