When the Green Bay Packers play the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, former UMaine Black Bear Justin Perillo could find himself on the field.Perillo has been on the Packers practice squad since the end of training camp waiting for an opportunity to make the active roster. That opportunity might have arrived as the Packers placed starting tight end Andrew Quarless in injured reserve-designated for return yesterday. This means Quarless cannot practice for 6 weeks or play in a game for 8 weeks.

Green Bay now has just 2 tight ends on the active roster with second year man Richard Rodgers and rookie Kennard Backman.

Perillo has been with the Packers since signing as an un-drafted free agent out of UMaine. He spent the first 9 games on the practice squad last season before getting activated for the rest of the season and the playoffs.