Packers Sign Herb Taylor to Replace Derek Sherrod on Roster

Tackle Herb Taylor is a third-year player who will wear No. 72 for Green Bay.

The Packers have placed rookie tackle Derek Sherrod on injured reserve and replaced him with another offensive lineman, Herb Taylor, on the 53-man roster, general manager Ted Thompson announced on Tuesday.

Taylor is 6-4, 305 pound third-year player who played in 18 games including one start for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2007 to 2008. He also was on the active roster of the Denver Broncos late in 2009 but did not play.

More recently, Taylor was in training camp with the New York Giants in 2010 and the Broncos again in 2011.

Packers left tackle Marshall Newhouse was a college teammate of Taylor's at TCU in 2006 and 2007. Taylor will wear No. 72 with the Packers.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers worked out Taylor earlier this month.

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Evan's picture

December 20, 2011 at 04:43 pm

Why sign a tackle off the street as opposed to someone off the PS?

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PF's picture

December 20, 2011 at 04:53 pm

Do you think Newhouse had some persuaion in signing him? Also Calis Campbell DE with the Cards has his contract up. Calis' agent is rattling the sabre on him leaving. Calis did give the Pack fits in the playoff game a few years ago. Since his rookie contract is up would TT go after him?

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EP66's picture

December 20, 2011 at 05:09 pm

Aaron Calis Campbell's DE Cards rookie contract is up and his agent is looking. Calis gave the Pack fits in the playoff game a few years ago. Would TT go after a new free agent of his caliber?

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PackerAaron's picture

December 20, 2011 at 05:15 pm

I would really tend to doubt it, but you never know. More likely he will draft a d-lineman in April.

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Bill's picture

December 20, 2011 at 05:10 pm

Take a guess.

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Ian's picture

December 20, 2011 at 05:11 pm

Whoa. Guess Ray Dominguez and Chris Campbell weren't ready.

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PackerAaron's picture

December 20, 2011 at 05:16 pm

Dominguez switched to guard exclusively during camp. No way do you want him anywhere near the tackle position.

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lebowski's picture

December 20, 2011 at 07:39 pm

I thought guard was right next to the tackle position :)

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chuck's picture

December 20, 2011 at 05:24 pm

Hopefully Herb Taylor never sees the field.

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Nerd's Laptop's picture

December 20, 2011 at 05:38 pm

Ted signs a guy out of the blue who no one's ever heard of? LOL. Doesn't phase me in the least.

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JJB's picture

December 20, 2011 at 05:56 pm

Who else is out there?

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Jake's picture

December 20, 2011 at 07:00 pm

I do wonder what this o-line will be looking like next season and beyond. Mostly I wonder about left tackle. Clifton may be back for the playoffs, but after that? Do you think Ted expects Newhouse to improve to the point where he is a good enough left tackle to protect Rodgers for the long haul? Maybe the plan was for Sherrod to eventually take over, but depending on how long this injury keeps him out, that could change or affect his improvement. Maybe we need to draft another good lineman, but shouldn't the next draft be defense heavy?

Personally I've wondered if there would ever be a chance of Bulaga becoming the left tackle, he's the best tackle on this team. But it would make sense if they just want to keep him at RT where he's played so well.

For know I just hope we can get the win this week, lock up homefield, and then get both Bulaga and Clifton healthy for the playoffs.

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December 20, 2011 at 08:59 pm

Sherrod and Bulaga are the tackles. Newhouse is the swing tackle who can back up both sides.
They messed Sherrod up trying to play him at G this preseason. But he'll bounce back.

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

December 20, 2011 at 08:32 pm

With a first name like that... He's ok in my book. Smoke em Herb!

GBP 4 LIFE

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Wiscokid's picture

December 20, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Kind of a combination of HERB Adderley and Jimmy TAYLOR. That practically SCREAMS Packers.

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Kparis99's picture

December 20, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I know, that's the first thing I thought too... I love the name Herb Taylor, sounds like a Lombardi era name.

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