Derek Sherrod, Mike Neal, Jerel Worthy among Packers on PUP

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When the Green Bay Packers hit the practice fields for the start of training camp they will be without a sizable group of players that have yet to be cleared to practice.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Packers placed seven players on the PUP list Thursday prior to the start of camp on Friday.

The list consists of offensive tackle Derek Sherrod, running back DuJuan Harris, offensive lineman J.C. Tretter, defensive end Jerel Worthy, defensive end Mike Neal and safeties Sean Richardson and Chaz Powell.

In addition, linebacker Jamari Lattimore was placed on the non-football illness list.

As noted by Jason Wilde of ESPNWilwaukee.com, Sherrod (leg), Worthy (knee) and Richardson (neck) missed all of the Packers offseason workouts and were not a surprise to land on PUP. However, Neal, Powell and Lattimore all took part in the offseason program and their inclusion is somewhat unusual.

Any players on PUP can be activated at any time prior to the end of the preseason. If they remain on PUP they are ineligible to play for the first six weeks of the regular season.

23 responses to “Derek Sherrod, Mike Neal, Jerel Worthy among Packers on PUP

  1. It’s play or leave time for Neal and Richardson. Maybe Sherrod, too. If he hadn’t been a first round pick, the would’ve booted him out a while ago.

  2. All this story does is give the Packers and their fans a built-in excuse when their season tanks. “We would have won without the injuries……blah blah blah.”

  3. What is up with poor Derek Sherrod? Will he ever play for us? Hope so. Otherwise, the season starts today. Let the games begin. Go Packers. Oh, and please especially put a whopping on the niners, purple puke, bears, cowgirls, and giants.

  4. I know Sherrod had a pretty gruesome injury but at what point do the Packers say enough is enough and cut ties. Feel sorry for the guy but can’t help the team while continuing to be on IR.

  5. Sherrod’s nasty broken bone week 15 his rookie year caused nerve damage. Problem with nerve damage is you cannot be entirely sure how/when/if it will heal.

    Still holding out hope for a Newhouse/Sherrod, Barclay, Bakhtiari competition for RT.

    Wondering how anyone is blaming the trainer for Sherrod’s nerve Damage, Harris’ lung cyst, Tretter’s rookie camp ankle fracture…

  6. All is fact that Ponder had a banged up arm at the end of the season. But, w/GB players injured before the season starts points to bad training and sh!t-load of excuses.

  7. GenXJay says:
    Jul 26, 2013 11:56 AM
    All is fact that Ponder had a banged up arm at the end of the season. But, w/GB players injured before the season starts points to bad training and sh!t-load of excuses.

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    And yet, we still seem to win the vast majority of recent games played against Minnesota. That must be very frustrating for you.

  8. How many starters were on IR when the Packers won the Super Bowl?

    Don’t see any need for excuses when the team consistently overcomes injuries.

  9. Who needs excuses for winning?

    The Packers have beaten the hapless, tasteless Vikings twice per season for each of the past 3 years.

    The entire franchise history of the Vikings is one giant excuse for chronic losing. They just can’t win the big one.

  10. I’d say give Sherrod some time… didn’t we have a center go through the same sort of Leg break – then took a few years til he came back…

    I think it was Flanagan or Rivera, one of those Sherman era O-Line guys.

  11. gpack22 says: Jul 26, 2013 10:29 AM

    I know Sherrod had a pretty gruesome injury but at what point do the Packers say enough is enough and cut ties.
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    They cut ties after the 3rd year, when the guaranteed portion of the contract for a 1st rounder runs out and he still cannot help the team. Right now it is not costing the Packers anything more to hold out hope he will recover.

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