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Sherrod ‘not sure’ what decision will be

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 23, 2012 – 3:40 pm

The Packers will have to make a decision next week whether to activate offensive tackle Derek Sherrod to the 53-man roster or place him on injured reserve for the remainder of the season, and the 2011 first-round draft pick isn’t sure which way it’s going to go.

“I’m not sure,” Sherrod said Friday. “It could go either way.”

Sherrod has been practicing for the past two weeks. On the physically unable to perform list from since the start of the season, Sherrod’s three-week window to practice without counting against the roster began during the bye week. He was on the practice field for the first time this season on Monday, Nov. 12, and has slowly been trying to get back to full speed.

Mike McCarthy admitted last week that Sherrod was taking “baby steps” following the long and arduous rehab of his surgically repaired broken leg. He could not yet do drills at full speed but looked a little more nimble this past week. Considering the Packers have already lost starting RT Bryan Bulaga to injured reserve this year, if there’s any chance Sherrod will be able to play by season’s end, the Packers might want to put him on the roster. But if he’s simply been out too long and/or it’s not realistic to think he can play in a game, he’ll have to go on IR.

“It felt really good to put the pads back on, put the helmet back on, be out there with the teammates,” Sherrod said of the past couple of weeks. “Just getting out there to work on the different drills, going through everything.

“I’m just keeping my head up. There’s nothing to be disappointed about. Obviously I want to play, but whenever that is, it is.”

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29 Responses to “Sherrod ‘not sure’ what decision will be”

  1. By Rusty Draper on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    If there is a chance he can play, what choice do they have, but to put him on the roster. They are pretty thin on the “O” line,and having him there would give them some much needed depth.

  2. By opie on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Do NOT put him on IR. Our O-line is an EMBARRASSMENT!! We need ANY help we can get. These guys are going to SINK our ship, they CAN’T block, CAN’T protect, they don’t have a mean bone in their bodies! He is a 1st round pick, he might just add some fire to this lazy line, he couldn’t make them any worse that’s for sure!

  3. By pete on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    If he’s not health put him on IR. We need him health for next season to provide added depth.

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  5. By kooners22 on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    Derek go getem and make us proud.Thats why we drafted you in the first round!!!!!play the man!!!!!!He can play left or right tackle!!!!He can do a great job.Just work him in ,we will need him for playoffs!!!!

  6. By NIGERlAGUEST on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

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  7. By BILLFROMC'VILLE on Nov 23, 2012 | Reply

    sure hope he can run block, because some of the other guys sure can’t!!

  8. By jeff on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Sherrod was awful last year. He was definately a reach by TT and I think TT panicked and grabbed the last OL that was rated as a day 1 pick. Sherrod is a teddy bear who has no passion for the game. Reminds me of Jamal Reynolds, same demeanor. He will be cut as soon as the Packers decide to move on. This guy is of no value so start combing FA or the practice squad

  9. By Fubared on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. I sure didn’t here any strong desire to play coming out of his mouth. Its OK one way or the other means he must be leaning towards not playing is a good thing?
    Yes his injury was major but its been over a year and he still isn’t ready.
    He wasn’t anything to brag about when he was healthy and the fact is his leg broke when a D lineman ran through him forcing him to the ground like he wasn’t there says something about his ability’s.
    Hope the Pack cut their loses with this guy. I can say one thing about the Vikes over the years, if you can’t perform they get rid of you, they don’t keep you around unless they see a lot of promiss.

  10. By truth on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Regarding Sherrod; Once a hospital bed, always a hospital bed.

  11. By marcopo on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    It would be nice to have Sherrod as an option, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. Reading between the lines of the few comments about Sherrod, I get the feeling the thought is that he’s not motivated enough. Not a good sign.

  12. By Aaron on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    you people criticizing Sherrod do realize that many players who have had this exact same injury have never played again. this wasn’t just a simple broken ankle he torn tendons and also had some nerve damage. maybe you should actually do some research as opposed to just spouting off at the mouth

  13. By Packer Pete on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Like Fubard said when he came in as a rookie he showed no heart. Nice try TT, good solid lineman, smart enough to paly O-line, but no desire. I thing the decision is if we have no other options, we will have to put him on the roster, otherwise let’s see if he comes back next seaon and wants to play. I see nothing in Sherrod the Pack can count on.

  14. By NIGERlAGUEST on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

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  15. By grandao on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Aaron, I am glad to see at least one intelligent and reasonable person here. The prognosis for this kind of injury is usually over a year, and that’s for a normal person, not an NFL lineman. So many are questioning his heart, but how is he supposed to react if he’s struggling? I think MM knew it was a long shot when the activated him to practice.

    Jeff, what would make you think that TT panicked? has he EVER panicked on draft day otherwise? No. he didn’t here, either.

  16. By cindy on Nov 24, 2012 | Reply

    Sherrod , although it was only his first year last year, did absolutly nothing for the offensive line
    He is an option in name only as he has no real expereince and now he has the baggage of the injury…look at the games last year and see where the line collapsed and what he missed…Sherrod = qb sack

  17. By Osi on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    OK first off to the Sherrod haters, He was a ROOKIE last year and there was no training camp because of the lock out! Not many rookie linemen performed all that well last year. Im not going to judge a rookie on a few game performance followed by a devestating injury. He is still young and full of potential. Just look at Mike Neal, he was injury devestated his first few years and now he is playing pretty solidly.

  18. By Dgtalmn on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully not another wasted draft pick

  19. By ed on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    The Packers are one of the hottest teams in the league right now, and the Giants have lost two games in a row, and are now coming off a bye week. The Giants are notorious for playing well against good teams, and when naysayers begin to doubt them. but i dont and ill tell you why here and how to bet the game!!! http://nfllatestnews.com/home-sweet-home/

  20. By David Janschutz on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply


  21. By Pissed off in Beloit on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    here is another fine example of TT’s poor drafting abilities. This guy is 330 pounds of chewed bubblegum. he isn’t even an athlete. He is a mass of fat and add an injury in there and look what you have. You have another Justin Harrell on your hands. Another fine bust Ted. way to go. Maybe we can get Rich Moran and Hallstrom to come out of retirement I am sure they could do better at this point. See what happens when you don’t pay guys like a Scott Wells. Comes back to haunt you doesn’t it?

  22. By Cuthim on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Sherrod is a “TONY MANDARICH BUST!” Packers need to get rid of him and find players that want to play. Kick Sherrod out of “The Village” of Green Bay and send him to Traverse City with a camera to hang out with the BIG TONY . . .

  23. By With all the best on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I hate to think that sherrod still has a long football career ahead of him because the first part of it has been spent getting beat like a drum on the field and apologizing to his quarterback everytime he was sacked because of him.

    If he finds another team with the depth at offensive line that green bay doesn’t have, and that can be patient with him while he grows into the offensive player that we were all promised we were getting after the draft so be it, i wish him all of the best. But being short on the O-line and keeping someone on the roster who is ultimately going to occupy a spot that should go to someone that can produce is just ridiculous.

    All the best sherrod, wherever you land after this season

  24. By Steve on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    I hate reading these comments after a loss. So many packer fans become uncontrollably nasty. Hopefully its a just venting about the loss because I would hate to live in a world where so many lack a heart. Time to see the wizard people.

  25. By jack swanson on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Well it looks to be a no brainer now after the giant loss we need all the help we can get.Forget the IR.Put him in uniform and see what happens.

  26. By Cuthim on Nov 26, 2012 | Reply

    Yep, I agree Sherrod needs to Man-up at this point. If he can’t stop anything better than we have now, then tell him to pack his bags so we can make room for someone who CAN play

  27. By Eric on Nov 27, 2012 | Reply

    I’m glad none of you run this Packers team. Calling a draft pick a bust because he’s gone through a horrible injury. Yeah he was a rookie and didn’t do so hot as a rookie. Thats a big suprise to you people? Give me a break. Oh yeah and we should have paid Scott Wells so he could eat up cap space while on IR too. Makes alot of sense. We have an oline that is beat up with a back up and a guy playing out of position. Giants have one of the best if not the best D-line in the league. They will get their protections schemes figured out and game plan to help the oline as much as possible. Our defense hinges around Clay Matthews once he’s back they will be fine too. It’s one game guys give it a rest.

  28. By Mark on Nov 30, 2012 | Reply

    “With their 1st pick in the 2013 draft the Green Bay Packers will select.” (1) OL: non-injury prone/Run blocker

    “With their 2nd pick in the 2013 draft the Green Bay Packers will select.” (2) OL: non-injury prone/Run blocker

    “With their 3rd pick in the 2013 draft the Green Bay Packers will select.” (3) OL: non-injury prone/Run blocker

    “With their 4th pick in the 2013 draft the Green Bay Packers will select.” (4) RB: non-injury prone/4.3 YPC Punishing Running Back

    “With their 5th pick in the 2013 draft the Green Bay Packers will select.” (5) RB: non-injury prone/4.4 YPC Punishing Running Back

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