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Packers Daily Links: Tretter Cleared for Practice from PUP List

The Green Bay Packers designated rookie offensive lineman J.C. Tretter as eligible for returning to practice on Tuesday, the day of the deadline, his five-week window coming to a close. Tretter originally broke his ankle during the team's Organized Team Activities (OTAs) back in May. As pointed out by Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, "It doesn’t necessarily mean Tretter will play this season, but allows him a three-week window to practice with the team before needing to be promoted to the active roster or remaining on PUP." With an offensive lineman returning to practice, the Packers also released guard Bryan Collins from the practice squad, leaving an opening they can fill.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers acknowledged he doesn't have any pain throwing the football during his weekly radio show on Tuesday for ESPN radio affiliates in Wisconsin, but that doesn't tell the whole story about returning to action. "I think the biggest issue is not the pain at this point," Rodgers is quoted as saying by Rob Demovsky of "It is the risk of taking a shot like that and what it would do if [the collarbone] displaced. Obviously, I'd be out for the season and worried about any type of complications going forward." Rodgers also said he would have to be on the practice field at least two days before the game in order to play.

More on Aaron Rodgers comes from, JSOnline and the Press-Gazette.

Scouting reports on the Minnesota Vikings come from the Journal Sentinel and the Press-Gazette.

A feature on wide receiver Jordy Nelson appears at the Journal Sentinel.

Items in this week's Packer Plus include pieces on quarterback Scott Tolzien, head coach Mike McCarthy and the 2012 draft class.

Articles on the Packers' dwindling playoff hopes appear at the Press-Gazette and Packer Report.

Comments from the Packers' offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators are provided by

The health status of the Packers is checked into by columnist Michael Hunt at the Journal Sentinel.

Blog posts at are on the Packers defensive talent and Greg Jennings' return to Lambeau Field.

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Evan's picture

Tretter! More good news...

RC Packer Fan's picture


This honestly shocks me, because I was not expecting him to be able to practice at all... I was expecting him to be put on IR.
I am not saying he will be able to play this year, and maybe he still ends up on IR, but at the very least it will give him 3 weeks of practice before the offseason. Which to me could be huge for his development.

Longshanks's picture

Yes, this is smashing news!! Tretter was supposed to push Detrich Smith for a starting position prior to getting hurt. Hopefully he can get some reps and maybe even play or be ready in case Detrich Smith gets hurt. Also hope he's more like Bahk than Newhouse. Seems like a real smart kid.


RC Packer Fan's picture

I would hope he would be a smart kid. Going to college in the Ivy league. :)

I don't know if he will be able to play this year, but I'm just happy that he will be able to practice. He will only benefit from it.

Stroh's picture

Just like Sherrod. Get him some practice reps and set up to push for a starting job next year. He's insurance for EDS leaving in FA.

I bleed Green More's picture

Newhouse is gone next year, I just do not see how he stays on this team.

Stroh's picture

He's a FA. Yeah he's playing out the string in GB. Hoping to land a job on another team. I'm sure some OT needy team will give him the chance to compete for a starting job.

Derek in CO's picture

I still wish we had drafted a safety instead, but nice to see Tretter returning, just another possibility to get rid of Marshall Newhouse.

Evan's picture

I really don't know if any mid-round safety would be playing better than McMillian or Jennings is right say nothing of Banjo.

JJB's picture

Rambo is playing well for the skins. Can't remember which round he was drafted but I think it was mid

Evan's picture

He went in the 6th.

He's apparently playing well/better lately, but after starting week 1 and 2 he was benched and inactive for a while till injuries forced him back into action.

Seems to be more of a run-stuffer than pass defender (23 tackles in 7 games, zero ints or passes defended). I don't know.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Right now the Packers best hope for safety is to start Banjo, and hope that Richardson could come in soon, and have some sort of impact.

I don't know how well Richardson could/would play but I liked him a lot before his injury.

Evan's picture

Yeah, Banjo should be starting. I don't know what Capers is seeing.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Yeah, I agree with you. I don't get why Banjo isn't starting.

I also don't get how Lattimore gets 0 snaps on defense last week.
When Jones got hurt Lattimore proved to be a playmaking type of ILB. His speed and hitting ability are better then Hawk and Jones. And since coming back from his injury its not like Jones has set the world on fire.

I don't get those moves at all..

Evan's picture

Totally. Those 2 guys are instant upgrades.

Derek in CO's picture

Agreed on Lattimore. He's a beast. The next fumble our defense forces might stop my heart. They are too loyal to guys they've paid big money to.

Ranch Tooth's picture

Lattimore is in the same exact boat as Bishop was in. Bishop was behind Barnett, an incumbent veteran starter who had a big money contract. Remember, Jones just signed his deal this year, so he's not going anywhere anytime soon.

Just give Lattimore another year on the team. His time will come soon enough (just not soon enough for most fans, myself included).

Mojo's picture

Alright, I'm going to throw it out there and risk incurring the wrath of this sites blog-posters. Please note I actually have no problem with ARod sitting the next game out. So here it goes:

If Rodgers is unrestricted by his shoulder injury and he could play at his normal high level, doesn't he owe it to his teammates to give it go? Let's face it, the seasons on the line. And other players play through injuries that could worsen all the time(see JJ, Picket, CM3, EDS just this week alone). Would you as a fan be disappointed if he was in minimal pain, could function well but didn't try because he might risk making the injury worse(once again you could say that about any player who's playing through an injury). Would you consider Rodgers wimpy?

Be interested to hear how fans feel about that.

4thand1's picture

If he gets hit again the same way and breaks it worse, its up to 5 months recovery. The Packers are putting everything into this one game against the Vikes. I think if they win, Tolzein starts against the Lions and Rodgers suits up too. He wants play but can't get cleared medically. I don't think he's afraid, hell he gets hit more than anyone.

Longshanks's picture

Mojo, he's not "wimpy". I have all the respect in the world for Rodgers when he was playing on that injured throwing shoulder of his during his first year of starting in 2008. I think he injured it during his 2nd official start and if he had sat he would have got killed by alot of the fans who at that time hated him because they all loved Favre. He gutted it out and took about 6 or 7 weeks before he was back to some normalcy.

Right now he's making 120 million. That's the difference. He's our franchise. You don't rush him back and risk something much worse. Just be thankful he could possibly be back at some point. Until then root for Tolzein. The kid is fun to watch I tell you what.


Fish and crane's picture

I think Giant's fans will agree with that... jk...
He's got a little something..for sure...and when he knew the game was over after his last pick he was one pissed off young man. - pundits say "he's a life long backup" but we've seen what that looks like...and that ain't Tolzien

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

If Tretter had stayed healthy and been on the team all year, GB might know whether he can play center. If he gets activated GB might have an idea of what they have over the next 6 weeks. If he is placed on IR, then he is not insurance for EDS leaving in FA. As for Raji, I don't think he's worth $8 million a year. Of course, $8 million average contract can mean a lot of things. Maybe Raji hasn't signed it because of the way its structured. Shutdown Corner estimates that the Franchise Tender for Raji would be 8.477 million. Raji is not IMO one of the top 5 Nose tackles. As a note, the franchise tender for CB (Shields) is roughly 11.17 million. That's not happening in GB.

Stroh's picture

I believe they changed the franchise tender rules. Now a franchise tag goes for the average of the top 10 paid at his position.

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