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Mum Is the Word on Packers Backup Center

On the Packers' unofficial depth chart listed on their website, Greg Van Roten is still listed as the team's backup, or second team, center despite Van Roten set to miss a couple weeks with a foot sprain suffered at practice on Monday of this week.

In the aftermath of Van Roten's injury, the Packers have been very coy about who would replace starter Evan Dietrich-Smith if he's hurt.

First there was this from the head coach:

Then there was this from the offensive line coach:

The guess here is that Barclay would slide over to center and Marshall Newhouse would step in at right tackle if something were to happen to Dietrich-Smith, but apparently that's top secret stuff at 1265 Lombardi Ave.
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Comments (3)

Robert's picture

I Remember since last year, they said that lang took reps at Center in every practice, so to me, that would be the logical choice, Lang to C, Barclay to RG and Newhouse at RT.
I know they will be 3 changes in this scenario but I see it as the more comfortable.

The TKstinator's picture

Wow. Imagine trying to be Detroit's DC preparing his team with a huge X factor like this....nightmares.

Of course, last night I myself couldn't sleep as I puzzled over who the hell is GB's backup holder.

Torturous.

Morgan Mundane's picture

Backup center? Backup center? Were talking backup center?

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