If the Packers are going to get any help on the offensive line, it’s not going to be from last year’s first-round pick Derek Sherrod.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers elected to not activate Sherrod from the physically unable to perform list, despite the fact he’s practiced lately. Sherrod suffered a brutal leg injury last year, and apparently didn’t look particularly fluid in recent practices.
“He’s at the point, he’s coming off a major injury where you see progression throughout the week,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “The padded practices is actually what he needs, is probably where he looks the best, it has a chance to loosen up. He just needs more time. I thought he progressed each week and even within the week he got better.”
That leaves them with just a pair of undrafted rookie backups on the roster, guys who aren’t likely to upgrade a group that has struggled since right tackle Bryan Bulaga was lost for the season with a dislocated hip.
The Packers are second in the league in sacks allowed, and on pace to allow 54 this season, which would be the second-most in franchise history.