Don Barclay carted from Packers practice after knee injury

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The Packers have turned to Don Barclay as a replacement for injured offensive linemen in each of the last two seasons, but they may need to find another option in 2014.

Barclay was carted off the field at practice on Tuesday after he injured his knee while pass blocking. Packers coach Mike McCarthy didn’t have an update about Barclay’s diagnosis after practice, but Vic Ketchman of the team’s website heard “obvious concern” when the coach discussed Barclay’s injury.

“Don Barclay suffered a knee injury. It was in a blitz drill. He got himself in a bad position. He’s being evaluated. We’ll know more probably tonight. We’ll wait to see what we’re dealing with. They don’t come any better than him. I just hope it’s not serious,” McCarthy said.

Barclay started 15 games in the regular season and playoffs at right tackle last year after Bryan Bulaga was lost for the season. He was slated to be the team’s sixth lineman now that Bulaga has returned to health, a role that could fall to former first-round pick Derek Sherrod if tests reveal a serious injury for Barclay.

45 responses to “Don Barclay carted from Packers practice after knee injury

  1. Another knee injury? Really? No trolling intended at all, but what the heck is going on over there? Are players tightening up their knees riding those little kids’ bikes to the practice field or something?

  2. No matter how thick your green and gold glasses are, you don’t really want to be depending on Derek Sherrod for help.
    Hoping this is not serious; they don’t want to go through another round of musical chairs if someone else goes down. One way or another they need to find a guy who could play G or T if needed.

  3. Sherrod broke his leg in half and needed multiple surgeries to put it back. He is the next man behind Barclay, but Barclay was the best because he can play any position on the line.

  4. I have never seen a team with worse luck at any position than the Packers have had with O-Linemen the last few years. It’s just unbelievable.

  5. I’m a Vikings fan, and this is not meant to be a trolling comment:

    The Packers have to do a serious re-evaluation of how the handle the off-season/training camp. Another one.

    Honestly, no other team (seemingly) has the number of major injuries the Packers do in training camp.

    This year, like pretty much every year for the past several, the Packers have lost at least one significant draft pick, and at least one other starter for the year before the season starts.

    Every once in a while you can call it bad luck. This often, and this consistently, there is another reason for it.

  6. thevikesarebest says: Aug 5, 2014 4:14 PM

    The packers still falling apart.#Clownsenjoylookingupatthevikings.

    Dude plz stop this guy got hurt dont be a troll good lord that is why some of there fans troll vikings post grow the heck up!
    And have a nice day!!!

  7. I’d have more sympathy for the Packs injury issues if I didn’t have to repeatedly watch my Vikings entire season get carted off.

    Good luck though to the injured young man!

  8. f1restarter says: Aug 5, 2014 4:23 PM

    Next man up.

    With or without Don Barclay, the Packers are still a better football team than the Minnesota Vikings.

    LoL grow up

  9. Barclay was a very effective fill up and down the entire Packer line — appreciably better than many NFL starters.

    Hopefully, Bark didn’t suffer something he can shake off in a couple weeks — that guy is a very good, extremely versatile and valuable player for the Pack.

    Go Steelers!

  10. Another busted player for TT in little town WI. They’re going to need more help, especially Rodgers going to get crushed and put to bed by Barr this year. Players are fighting/scuffing at camp bc of a pathetic worse franchise ever in NFL history.

  11. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Aug 5, 2014 3:59 PM
    Former first-round pick Derek Sherrod is not even the top backup on the offensive line? How bad does a guy have to fail for you people to consider him a bust?

    Just use the “Christian Ponder Scale”

  12. The guy fake his injury just to get out of Packers town. He didn’t wanna play for the cheese heads any way. Good luck finding replacement. Oh wait, perhaps TT can give my granny a call. I’m sure she can do better than those clowns any day.

  13. Teddy, I would say most Packer fans pretty much think of Sherrod as a probable bust. But it would be nice to see him go through an entire season, free of injury/not rehabbing, in order to see what he may actually have to offer.
    Norseman, I doubt that any other organization has done more research on injuries and tried a wider variety of approaches to avoid them than the Packers have in the last three years. They have done every “right” and recommended thing but it doesn’t seem to matter. Maybe they should try practicing on bumpy artificial turf. I’m sure the coaches are at their wits’ end.
    Personally I think all the linemen should be wearing leg braces whether they’ve ever had problems or not, but not likely that happen.
    Those yoga classes may start to get pretty crowded or even become mandatory.

  14. darkneptune73 says:
    Aug 5, 2014 4:57 PM

    And to think Aaron Rodgers has to contend with Jared Allen twice again this year.
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    You’ve got it backwards. Jared Allen has to contend with David Bakhtiari twice again this year. You know, Bakhtiari…last year’s 4th round rookie draft pick that absolutely bricked Allen in both games last year.

    Jared Allen is the least of A-Rodge’s worries.

  15. Another injury? The Packers have to have the worst Strength &Conditioning/Training Staff/Medical Staff in the NFL. They always lead the league in injuries/I.R.

  16. codythao35 says:
    Aug 5, 2014 4:48 PM

    The guy fake his injury just to get out of Packers town. He didn’t wanna play for the cheese heads any way. Good luck finding replacement. Oh wait, perhaps TT can give my granny a call. I’m sure she can do better than those clowns any day
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    Man please keep posting you represent your fan base so well. The gift that keeps on giving.

  17. The PFT comments section would be much more worthwhile if there were more folks like DeltaOracle – a person who consistently makes sense and is actually knowledgeable. All of the troll talk gets old quick.

  18. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Aug 5, 2014 3:59 PM
    Former first-round pick Derek Sherrod is not even the top backup on the offensive line? How bad does a guy have to fail for you people to consider him a bust?
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    Here’s a tip, have Matt Kalil go outside and snap his lower leg (like Paul George) and see how long he “fails” (cause rehabbing/healing is failing apparently).

  19. And to think Aaron Rodgers has to contend with Jared Allen twice again this year.

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    If I were a Bears fan I would be looking at it the other way around!

  20. “Former first-round pick Derek Sherrod is not even the top backup on the offensive line? How bad does a guy have to fail for you people to consider him a bust?”
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    No, Sherrod is the top back up for LT. Barclay is the top back up at RT and can also play RG and LG. This is Sherrod’s first season back from the devastating leg injury his rookie season.

    Perhaps you should look these things up next time before you make yourself look like a fool again “In Teddy We Trust”.

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