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Packers Activate Derek Sherrod from PUP List, Place Jermichael Finley on Injured Reserve

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Packers Activate Derek Sherrod from PUP List, Place Jermichael Finley on Injured Reserve

The Packers announced three transactions on Tuesday, one day after they lost to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football and lost quarterback Aaron Rodgers to injury, at least temporarily.

First, the Packers placed tight end Jermichael Finley and linebacker Sam Barrington on season ending injured reserve.

The move placing Finley on I.R. doesn't come as a surprise given the serious nature of his neck injury suffered in the Week 7 game against the Cleveland Browns.

His long-term future is also in doubt, seeing as Finley is a free agent at season's end. It's unlikely any team is going to want to pay Finley the nearly $8 million he earned in 2013 coming off such a sensitive injury.

Barrington was injured in Monday's game and had been dealing with a hamstring injury in previous weeks.

Offensive lineman Derek Sherrod was activated to the team's 53-man roster after having been placed on the PUP list to begin the season.

Sherrod had been practicing for the past three weeks, and the Packers were required to take action with their former first round draft pick as his window of opportunity was coming to a close. He hasn't played in a game since breaking his leg in a game in December of 2011.

Whether Sherrod is able to compete for a job along the team's offensive line remains to be seen. But incumbent right tackle Don Barclay has struggled in pass protection in recent weeks.

One move the Packers did not announce was signing of a quarterback despite a report from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that they're promoting Scott Tolzien from the practice squad.

Rapoport makes it seem like a done deal, although former Packers quarterback Matt Flynn did clear waivers on Tuesday. It's possible the Packers are checking in with Flynn before signing Tolzien.

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Evan's picture

Welcome back to the land of the living, Derek.

I could see Finley signing a 1-year deal with the Pack next season to prove his health and rebuild his value.

Tarynfor12's picture

I disagree...how much would you pay him to prove his value and health only to have him leave for more money afterwards.TT knows Finley would have left this season so there's no point in retaining him for one tear or saying so at this time a decision either way.
If Finley wants to stay in GB and rebuild himself ,he needs to shave million$ of his price tag.

Evan's picture

"If Finley wants to stay in GB and rebuild himself ,he needs to shave million$ of his price tag."

Well, yeah, of course. I thought that was a given.

No one will sign him to a long term deal for big money coming off such a serious injury. So I think it makes sense for him up take a 1-year deal for low money (maybe with performance incentives) in GB to reestablish his market in 2015.

Evan's picture

"TT knows Finley would have left this season..."

I also strongly disagree with that sentiment.

jeremy's picture

Me too. Mostly because TT doesn't think that way. TT has an idea of how much Finley is worth. Finley will either be a Packer for that amount or less or he will be a Viking.

Morgan Mundane's picture

I can see him retiring, being traded, don't know who would want him or yes, signing a one year deal but agents don't make the big bucks doing that so he will look to get away or a long term deal.

Evan's picture

"so he will look to get away or a long term deal."

Look, sure. Find one, unlikely.

So if his goal is to keep playing and get that big deal, what better way to reestablish his value that in GB with the best QB in the game in a system he knows.

Longshanks's picture

How ironic. Sherrod was drafted to protect their franchise qb. He finally gets back and now Rodgers gets hurt. Man, if the Packers played touch football instead of tackle, they probably would have 3 to 4 super bowl trophies under Thompson. This is where I see football going in 20 years or so. There's no way around it. People will adjust I imagine.

Anyway, good for Derek. He definately will be starting at right tackle before seasons end just as I predicted.

Longshanks

Al Katraz's picture

Ya lets hope this time around he can do the job. If my memory is correct he was in and out in and out of the lineup and in MM's doghouse for making the sames mistakes over and over again. He just could not physically do the job or mentally do the job but he was not performing anywhere near a first round pick.
Gosh, Perry and Datone seem to be ringing that bell also.

jeremy's picture

Perry had something like three sacks and two FF in the two games before he was hurt.

4thand1's picture

What Perry were you watching?

Mr Smith's picture

I was watching the Nick Perry that graded out positive in weeks 5 and 6, was steadily improving, and had 3 sacks, 12 hurries, and a batted pass in just over 200 snaps. The kid was coming into his own. He had monster games rushing the passer against DET and BAL. Can't wait to get him back on the field.

A Dude's picture

You're lame.

A Dude

Point Packer's picture

Total turd burglar.

Point Packer

RC Packer Fan's picture

The surprise move to me is Barrington. I didn't know he got hurt. But I guess it makes sense with Hawk, Lattimore and Jones ahead of him.

I'm glad to see Sherrod finally back. Hopefully we don't need him this year though.

PackerPete's picture

Barrington had apparently an injured hammy even before the game, but toughed it out. Now that Taylor is back and Stoneburner a ST regular, they were able to do without Barrington on ST after he aggravated the injury.

Longshanks's picture

Love your name Al. What I remember of Sherrod was that was the strike season and Sherrod and all the rookies had no OTA and very little training camp. That rookie class got screwed. Sherrod I thought was playing decent in the KC game then he suffered that horrific injury. He's a mammoth size man and I have no doubt he'll be an upgrade over Barclay or Newhouse and will be playing shortly. If Rodgers can get back in three weeks we still might have a shot at the playoffs. Gotta pull one win out in the next three for sure. Two would be nice.

Longshanks

4thand1's picture

Lang got hurt, Barclay moved to guard and Newhouse came in at RT. Chicago poured through the right side. Newhouse looked worse than ever.Cutler would head but him.

Marlow's picture

Have we had an update on how Lang is doing? I haven't read much about the other guys who were hurt since most of the attention has been on Rodgers.

hayward4president's picture

It's weird how none of this seems to matter now....sad face.

Longshanks's picture

I hear ya Heyward, I hear ya!!

All the optimistic people here are in dreamland. Welcome to 1975 for you 30 and under age group. This is what the 70's and 80's were like as a Packers fan.

Maybe you'll apprecite your moms and dads a little bit more and truly understand what the word "loyalty" and "patience" means. These people went thru 20 plus year with a Seneca Wallace at quarterback. Just think? 20 years? Could any of you do that nowadays? Would you still pay thousands a year for your Packers with that qb play last night?

Next time Rodgers comes back you all need to give him a standing ovation and truly appreciate just how good he is. No way is our next qb going to be another hall of famer or better than Rodgers. We've been spoiled in Packerland. God help this fan base when Rodgers is gone.

Longshanks

4thand1's picture

Lynn Dickey was a dam good passer in the 80's. The Pack was horrible on defense. The 70's really sucked, thanks to Dan Devine and the infamous John Hadl deal.

4thand1's picture

Early 70's was fun ,John Brockington and Mcarthur Lane. Man I'm getting old.

Longshanks's picture

fun? lol Yeah it was just fucking great!! 20 plus years. It all started to change in 1992 when Holmgren and Wolf took over the show. The 30 and under age group only know two qb's and both are hall of famers. You talk about being spoiled? They have no clue what is in store for them down the road. The question is will they support the team thru 20 years of bad qb play? I tend to doubt it. Not in this Now Now Now society.

Longshanks

Al's picture

Sad stance to take. Is this the Packers or the Rodgers? Even with Wallace at QB this team has a chance. Good coaching and talent at other positions will pay off. Wallace will have a week of practice under his belt and I will bet that if he plays lights out on Sunday that everyone will change their tune very fast.

Al's picture

not to mention a very easy schedule... We will get into the playoffs. Now what we do when we get there is anyones guess.

Clay's picture

Longshanks no wonder you don't believe in Seneca. His last name is WALLACE, WALLACE, WALLACE!

The NFL is MY Island;)

Longshanks's picture

Irish (shaking my head)

Longshanks

4thand1's picture

People have short memories. Flynn came in for AR against the Lions in 2010 and stunk.The Pack lost 7-3. The next week he had a very good game against the Patriots.

Evan's picture

Flynn likely coming back.

Evan's picture

So sayeth Ed Werder.

jack in jersey city's picture

jack sayeth he isn't

hayward4president's picture

And in honor of Hayward suckin....changin my name haha.....

4thand1's picture

Patience my friend. Hayward will get better. He's missed a lot of time. Pass rush is the problem.

Bibbon Hazel's picture

Terrible coaching! Hyde should have had those snaps after the first Hayward F-up. Loyalty or not, what happened to "playing the hot hand?" Hyde would have made that tackle on Bennett. Would have been 4th and 7. Punt. Seneca starts first and 10 from the 30 with 9 minutes left to tie. Nope Hayward's lackluster attempt culminates into a 18 play 9 mintue game icer.

RunAndHyde's picture

Ok last time I change it I promise lol

A Dude's picture

You're hawyward4president?

RunAndHyde's picture

Yup aka Tyler B. From

RunAndHyde's picture

Yup aka Tyler B. From W V

Longshanks's picture

How about HydeAndSeek!! as in seek to destroy!!

Longshanks

The TKstinator's picture

The TKstinator
The TKstinator

Sherrod has potential. He's been out a long time but eventually he SHOULD be better than FA Barclay. #1 pick vs. free agent.

Time will tell. We will see.

The TKstinator
The TKstinator

Uncle Louie's picture

Now that's Funny!

Uncle Louie

Point Packer's picture

LOL!

Point Packer

Jamie's picture

Sorry, but where's the loyalty?

Changing your screen name after one bad game for Hayward, EVER, in his first extended action back from a long-term injury is EXTREMELY EXTREMELY lame, and makes you look like you have no sack.

Just sayin.

Joe

RunAndHyde's picture

No. Woodson will always be one of my all-time favorite players after Reggie, and I can see a lot of that in Hyde. I think Hayward will be good again in time, I am just very excited about Hydes future. But you are right about if there is ever any way to judge whether or not a man posesses a sack or not ....its in direct correlation to how long he obtains the same screen name on a football website.

Jamie's picture

No. It's the act of changing your name based on one game that = disloyal and sackless...not the name itself.

Jerome

Mojo's picture

Don't know, but couldn't Finley take his insurance $'s(around $10 mil tax free) and walk away? Doubt it because I think he wants to play, but there is the chance he's not playing for anyone next year.

PackerPete's picture

probably depends on how his insurance is written. if i think about insurance policies for other professions, then there are always a number of doctors who have to agree. but that certainly could be the case, maybe the team doctor and 2 independents or so, if all agree that it is too risky with that type of injury then he could walk away. But from what I understand it is similar to nick Collins, he never really quit, it's just that nobody wants to sign him and assume that risk, but he couldn't claim injury since technically he is physically good to go.

Stroh's picture

He said he wants to play again. And he only get the insurance policy if he gets recommendations from Dr that playing again would put him at serious risk of permanent disability, I think.

RunAndHyde's picture

Man...if someone were to call me sackless to my face I'd knock their f#ckin teeth out......too bad.

Jamie's picture

Can't fault a guy for calling a spade a spade, can you?

Maybe you should take a long look in the mirror and figure out what makes you so fickle and disloyal as a fan.

And while you're there, try and figure out why in the world you'd get so defensive about being called out on it that you'd turn internet tough guy and wish bodily harm on someone that you wouldn't want to get mixed up with if you had the chance, in person.

Morgan Mundane's picture

Ya Sherrod should help shore up that line. You betcha. Finley was kind of jumping the gun me thinks unless they know something they aren't sharing?
All I know is my idea of getting some top O linemen in the first and second rounds and then looking for running in the third may be biting them in the arse now.

They also put all their eggs in a cheap Senaca Wallace and dumping Coleman and Harrel to save a buck.

They put all the eggs in the Bulaga, Sherrod, Wallace basket with no backup plan beyond that. How's that working Teddy?

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