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Derek Sherrod practicing, looking healthy for Packers

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This is the second straight year that Packers tackle Derek Sherrod has started on the physically unable to perform list, but initial signs from his return to practice this week suggest a happier ending this time around.

Sherrod was shut down for the year after two weeks of practice last year because he was still suffering complications related to his extended recovery from a broken leg. This time around, Sherrod is practicing without a limp and offensive line coach James Campen said that the difference from last year was night and day from 2012.

“Big difference,” Campen said, via Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “It’s not even close. The gimpy word is gone.”

After missing so much time, Sherrod isn’t likely to be ready to play right away. If he avoids setbacks over the next couple of weeks, however, it would seem likely that the Packers would activate him from the PUP list in order to get him as much practice time as possible at the very least. If his recovery progresses fast enough for him to make an impact during games as well, all the better for a 2011 first-round pick who has spent scant time on the field since starting his professional career.

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18 Responses to “Derek Sherrod practicing, looking healthy for Packers”
  1. jimmysee says: Oct 18, 2013 8:52 AM

    Certainly not the career we had hoped for — but that career kind of starts now.

    Go. Pack. Go!

    Go! Derek! Go!

    Stay healthy, kid!

  2. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 18, 2013 8:52 AM

    That’s good news. Suffered a freak injury that is taking a long time to recover from. Could be like Mike Flanigan for the Packers that would be great!

  3. stellarperformance says: Oct 18, 2013 9:04 AM

    Next Man Down!

  4. cabby782 says: Oct 18, 2013 9:18 AM

    Has he lost enough weight to play linebacker?

  5. themostlogicalofvoices says: Oct 18, 2013 9:19 AM

    If he can come in by week 10 or 11 and be a better RT than Don Barclay the Pack could end up having one of the best offensive lines in football. The guy has the size at 6’6 and 320, hopefully he’ll have some power back.

    If not, we’ll be ok with 5 yards a carry we’ve been getting out of the backfield so far.

    #NextManUp

  6. packermama says: Oct 18, 2013 9:30 AM

    Good for him! I understand that some players never recover fully enough to return from this kind of injury. I am happy for this young man and sure hope he gets a chance to play again for his sake.

  7. jimair1 says: Oct 18, 2013 9:43 AM

    Sounds odd but this team may be the healthiest they have ever been when playoff time rolls around.

  8. axespray says: Oct 18, 2013 9:48 AM

    Well, with the receivers out – it may be time to dust off our heavy run packages.

    6 to 8 Offensive lineman blocking sort stuff.

  9. teal379 says: Oct 18, 2013 10:13 AM

    Glad he’s getting healthy – football or not. Good to hear.

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see Barclay at C and Sherrod at RT but right now the line’s not too bad so don’t change things until you must.

  10. armstrongsmissingball says: Oct 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    The pack should offer urlacher a job. Smarts of a veteran over chump practice squad guys.

  11. armstrongsmissingball says: Oct 18, 2013 10:28 AM

    But anyway having Sherrod back would be great for the playoff run only if our D isn’t the Swiss cheese D like the 9ers game last year in the playoffs.

  12. purpleguy says: Oct 18, 2013 10:45 AM

    If things hold true to Packer form, in 2 weeks, he’ll be out with a pulled hamstring.

  13. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 18, 2013 11:05 AM

    I think Ted will be enshrined in Canton. We are witnessing one of the great GM’s of our time.

  14. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 18, 2013 11:12 AM

    How long has he been out with a broken leg?! This training staff is the worst in the history of football. I guess we can look forward to seeing Randall Cobb sometime in 2015.

  15. houndog50 says: Oct 18, 2013 11:30 AM

    themostlogicalofvoices says: Oct 18, 2013 9:19 AM

    If he can come in by week 10 or 11 and be a better RT than Don Barclay the Pack could end up having one of the best offensive lines in football.
    **************************************
    Would this be the same Don Barclay the Packers describe as their “Best Run Blocker”?
    Just checkin’

  16. houndog50 says: Oct 18, 2013 11:36 AM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 18, 2013 11:12 AM

    How long has he been out with a broken leg?! This training staff is the worst in the history of football.
    ************************************
    Broke both bones in his lower leg, with nerve and artery damage, and had e4mergency surgery immediately following the game. The same injury has ENDED more that one NBA career. I don’t know about the GB training staff, and Spielman might be a magician, but you certainly are no doctor, that’s obvious!

  17. cabby782 says: Oct 18, 2013 12:13 PM

    If I thought Rick Speilman was a genius I would get help not advertise it with my nickname! Or did I miss all the great Viking teams of his tenure

  18. jrmbadger says: Oct 18, 2013 12:30 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Oct 18, 2013 11:12 AM
    How long has he been out with a broken leg?! This training staff is the worst in the history of football. I guess we can look forward to seeing Randall Cobb sometime in 2015.
    ===================================

    He had emergency surgery in Kansas city by the (non Packer) medical staff there at the hospital that was apparently botched. That’s why it took so long.

    But then again, why let facts get in the way of a good troll right?

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