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Packers Daily Links: Three-Week Window Opens on Derek Sherrod

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Packers Daily Links: Three-Week Window Opens on Derek Sherrod

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.

More on Nick Perry comes from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Packer Report.

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.

Aaron Rodgers also talked about several other topics, including his fumble recovery in the Arizona game, his performance against the Cardinals and the Packers' growing injury report.

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.

Other articles in the Press-Gazette are on linebacker A.J. Hawk and Randall Cobb's role on the Packers.

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.

Fox Sports Wisconsin has articles on the continuing battle to be the starter at cornerback and the cheesehead bed.

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...

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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 carriveau@uwalumni.com.

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calipackfan's picture

Why are they even interviewing Finley, and then he grades himself a C- he is an F so far.

derty ernie's picture

I don't know. Just what kind of shape could Sherrod be in? This guy not only had to overcome a horrendous injury but keep from putting on enough weight to mistakenly being put on the biggest loser?
Would be nice to see him come back but I've got to go with, see you next year rather than a few weeks.

VApackerfan's picture

Agreed. Can't imagine Sherrod being much of an impact this year other than providing another body. He was raw last year, and given the fact that he missed two off-season workouts, half of last year, half of this year, not sure how useful/productive he could be.

Mike's picture

I would argue it would benefit Sherrod to be activate now if he's healthy so that he can at least practice. He may not be able to make an impact this season, but if he can practice, it will put him that much closer to challenging for the starting LT spot next offseason. So if he's healthy, I'm almost certain Sherrod will be activated.

Bearmeat's picture

IMO Bulaga's injury may have something to do with it too.. If Lang or Newhouse goes down they will be in desperate straits..

Lou's picture

The kid was rushed in at guard in pre-season without any real prep because of the strike and had a hard time performing. When Bulaga got hurt he held up better at tackle but then had the bad break. I don't think they will rush him again, he had a great college career, has the perfect physical size and based on his bio is extremely smart, the IR looks like the best decision for all involved.

Jamie's picture

Considering the number of season-ending injuries this year, and subsequent extra roster spots, Sherrod could stay on the 53 just to practice with the team...with no intention necessarily of being active.

It's sorta an IR with practice rights, with no rush to get him on the field. If able, extra practice this year, to get some confidence back at the very least, could be a nice boost going into next year's offseason program.

And let's say by the end of the year he's looking great, and we need him...maybe he's a 'break glass in case of emergency' guy.

Again, if physically able, I don't see any harm/risk in doing that considering our roster situation...only potential reward.

aussiepacker's picture

If he (Sherrod) gets put on IR can he still train with the team or at least use the facility's and keep in touch with his coaches?

Jamie's picture

Can participate in everything other than practice and games.

Glorious80s's picture

I wonder if they're taking a look at Datko?
He was a promising player before a shoulder injury in college. Probably some rust, but, maybe a future answer.

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