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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