In addition to releasing wide receiver Diondre Borel from the practice squad injured list, the Green Bay Packers also made another transaction. “The Packers made one other move on Tuesday, designating tackle Derek Sherrod to return to practice off the physically unable to perform list,” writes Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “The move buys the Packers a three-week window for Sherrod to return to practice before they must make a decision to activate him or place him on injured reserve.” The most likely scenario appears that Sherrod will eventually be placed on injured reserve, but the Packers don’t have to make any official decision for three more weeks.
Linebacker Nick Perry has reportedly had surgery on his left wrist and appears to be a likely candidate for injured reserve. Some background information comes from Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com as he writes, “It’s unclear what kind of injury Perry had in his wrist, but the way the injury has played out is similar to the wrist injury starting left guard/right tackle T.J. Lang’s wrist injury did in 2010. Lang broke the scaphoid bone in his wrist in December 2009, but it wasn’t until April 2010, after the bone had not healed on its own, that he wound up having surgery. Lang was bothered by the wrist thereafter, missed the offseason and wasn’t able to crack the starting lineup after competing with Daryn Colledge in training camp.” If that’s the case, it’s better that Perry has surgery now and allows it to heal so he can take part and develop during the team’s offseason program.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was critical of the recent feature CBS’ 60 Minutes did on him, especially in reference to his charitable work with the MACC Fund and a fundraiser 60 Minutes filmed. After his weekly radio show on the ESPN Radio affiliate in Milwaukee on 540 AM WAUK, Rodgers is quoted as saying, “For them to not even show really any of the content from that night, any of the kids, not say anything about the MACC Fund (or) what they do with kids with cancer, I think that was the thing that was most disappointing about the piece,” Rodgers said. “They had an opportunity to do some great things and really show some things that I’m passionate about, and they didn’t do that.” It’s understandable if CBS actually took the time to get footage from the event that Rodgers would expect they at least mention it. Can’t blame him there.
An article on T.J. Lang appears in the Green Bay Press-Gazette, specifically about how he filled in for an injured Bryan Bulaga in the Cardinals game and his transition to right tackle. “For some it may be more of a transition, but after a couple plays he did well” Packers offensive line coach James Campen is quoted as saying. “I don’t think it’s a huge thing for him, so if he has to play out there first and foremost next week he’ll get a lot of reps out there. But again, we don’t know what’s up with Bryan.” Lang did a fantastic job considering the circumstances. With Evan Dietrich-Smith filling in at left guard, the Packers appear to be in good shape. But it might be scary if they were to suffer any more injuries.
Items in this week’s Packer Plus by the Journal Sentinel include articles on the pass rush, Randall Cobb, Mason Crosby, Wayne Larrivee’s take on Donald Driver and some former Packers turned Cardinals.
Plans for the bye week are shared by Lori Nickel of the Journal Sentinel.
The Packers are ranked fifth in the AP’s Pro32 poll.
The Packers official website has their weekly Tuesdays with McCarthy feature.
The sons of former Packers Paul Coffman and Mark Murphy play for Indiana who is preparing to take on Wisconsin this weekend.
A feature on Brad Jones comes from his alma mater at the University of Colorado.
Packer Report has an article on Morgan Burnett.
Video: Tight end Jermichael Finley joins PFT Live for an interview, giving out his grades for himself and the Packers…
Brian Carriveau is the author of “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and an editor at Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.