After breaking two bones and undergoing two surgeries, Derek Sherrod has not played for the Packers since 2011. He spent all of last season on either the PUP or the Injured Reserve list. With depth at the tackle position thin and young, Sherrod - who is still on the PUP list - could be exactly what the Packers need.
In his press conference Tuesday morning, Packers GM Ted Thompson was asked about Sherrod.
Is Ted Thompson confident that Derek Sherrod can play this season?: "Yes, we are." #Packers. — Paul Imig (@Paulimig) August 20, 2013
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