Packers put another tackle on injured reserve, their third this year

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The Packers might be getting healthier in general, but they’re running short at one position in particular.

Via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers put another tackle on injured reserve, with tackle Kyle Murphy going there Tuesday with a foot injury.

He started the opener at right tackle and the last two weeks at left tackle. He’s the third tackle to go on IR for the Packers this year, joining Jason Spriggs and Don Barclay.

The Packers also can’t be sure that regular right tackle Bryan Bulaga (ankle) is going to be ready for Thursday’s game against the Bears, as he didn’t participate in Tuesday’s practice. He came back last week but aggravated the injury and didn’t finish the game against the Bengals.

They’re fortunate that left tackle David Bakhtiari is back in practice after missing the last two games with a hamstring problem, but they have legitimate depth issues there.

Their backups now are Justin McCray, Adam Pankey and Ulrick John, who was signed off Arizona’s practice squad this week. McCray was signed as a street free agent in March, and started in Week Two. Pankey’s an undrafted rookie who was promoted from the practice squad two weeks ago. John started three games for the Cardinals last year, but he just arrived in Green Bay yesterday.

35 responses to “Packers put another tackle on injured reserve, their third this year

  1. How is this even possible? Green Bay consistently leads the league in players on IR nearly every year for the past decade. In the words of Lombardi: “What the hell is goin on out there!?”

  2. gbpackfan3 says:
    September 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm
    How is this even possible? Green Bay consistently leads the league in players on IR nearly every year for the past decade. In the words of Lombardi: “What the hell is goin on out there!?”

    4 0 Rate This

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    Two words: Ted Thompson

    He’s really overrated in terms of drafting and building a complete team.

    2010 was a long time ago.

  3. Another tough break for our boys.
    And cruising into Bear week too. Definitely not good news.
    An old fashioned tooth and nail battle with our fiercest rivals is on the horizon.
    With them coming off a big win against the Steelers too.
    A storm’s brewing, I hope we’re able to weather it.
    As always, next man up!

  4. Next Man Up. Same ol’, same ol’. Nothing new. Every year, same thing. It’s normal for the Packers.

  5. filthymcnasty3 says:

    September 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    All these injuries, and still the fourth best team in the NFL. What have we done to deserve this level of perpetual awesomeness?

    Fourth best? Says who? its week 3

  6. How is this even possible? Green Bay consistently leads the league in players on IR nearly every year for the past decade.
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    Poor strenght and conditioning staff is the only logical explination, IMO.

  7. filthymcnasty3 says:
    September 26, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    All these injuries, and still the fourth best team in the NFL. What have we done to deserve this level of perpetual awesomeness?

    It really is humbling.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    Yet, if the Packers lose this week they will occupy fourth place in the NFC North. Funny how that works.

  8. Two words: Ted Thompson

    He’s really overrated in terms of drafting and building a complete team.
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    Playoffs 9 of the last 10 years.

    Overrated my @$$

    GT#O

  9. 3rd best team in the NFC playing the 4th best while #1 and #2 play each other.

    I’m pretty sure I know which game means the most LOL

  10. aarons444 says:
    September 26, 2017 at 5:27 pm
    How is this even possible? Green Bay consistently leads the league in players on IR nearly every year for the past decade.
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    Poor strenght and conditioning staff is the only logical explination, IMO.

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    Exactly. What I meant was how have they not fired their strength & conditioning staff at least two times in the past 7-8 years? McCarthy always talks about trying different approaches to improve the overall health of the team and it never helps

  11. Exactly. What I meant was how have they not fired their strength & conditioning staff at least two times in the past 7-8 years? McCarthy always talks about trying different approaches to improve the overall health of the team and it never helps
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    I think the medical staff is overly conservative as well.. but something is definitely rotten here.

    Every year since 2010 there has been an epidemic of injuries on this team. Too many for it to be a coincidence.

  12. Oh no not thee Kyle Murphy!!! How will the Packers be able to compete against other teams when they continue to have these devastating injuries that other teams do not? Why it is like a great equalizer or some some nonsense.

  13. That’s the great thing about Packer fans. Even though their team is indisputably the best in history, you’d never know it talking to their fans. These are some of the finest and most humble people on the face of the earth.

    With luck, maybe we will bear witness to another heroic and awe inspiring win on Thursday night. We really are blessed to be Packer fans.

  14. The Packers do not have more injuries than any other team. They employ Next Man Up to the best of their abilities. No excuses.

    But their injuries do keep them from being a dynasty. For example, in the last ten years, injuries to the Packers with Rodgers under center isn’t the same as an equal number of injuries to the Vikings with Jackson/Holcomb/Bolingbrook/Frerotte/Jackson/Favre/Jackson/Webb/Ponder/McNabb/Ponder/Cassel/Freeman/Bridgewater/Bradford/Hill/Bradford/Keenum under center.

    Catch my drift?

  15. Joe Thomas has to be tired of losing. If it’s all about the money remind him God didn’t create you with pockets but did include 2 ring fingers.
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    Why not?!!

    But who plays RT? Him or Bak?

  16. contra74 says:
    September 26, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    3rd best team in the NFC playing the 4th best while #1 and #2 play each other.

    I’m pretty sure I know which game means the most LOL
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    skoLOL!
    Isn’t this just precious?
    The Barneys are already claiming 1st place with 3 teams having identical records after just three weeks of football.

    Kind of reminds me of last year, when they were punching their Super Bowl tickets after only week 5.

  17. tjacks7 says:
    September 26, 2017 at 5:26 pm
    Fourth best? Says who? its week 3

    They beat the perennial powerhouse Bungles at home in OT. Let them enjoy this one while it lasts.

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    It went over your head, they are ranked 4th on this site’s Week 3 rankings. The original comment was clearly referencing PFT’s week 3 rankings, not jumping for joy over the Bengals win, although it was nice to see an OT win for once. You should go support your own team, they seem to be better than usual this year, but they seemed that way last year in September too.

  18. Every fan base thinks their team is hit hardest. I don’t believe the Packers haven’t led the league in injuries since 2010. Of course they did go on to win their 4th Super Bowl that year. Last year, the Bears lost more starts to injury than any other team in the league while the Packers and Vikings were both hit hard, especially in one position group each. The Vikings O-line, the Packers D-Backfield. The Packers fought hard all the way to the NFCCG. The Vikings quit after week 5.

    There are 13 games left in the regular season. Let’s see where this goes.

  19. Every fan base thinks their team is hit hardest. I don’t believe the Packers haven’t led the league in injuries since 2010.
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    Starters lost

    2010 – 10 defensive players finished the year on IR
    Ryan Grant – missed 15 games
    Nick Barnett – 12
    Morgan Burnett – 12
    Mark Tauscher – 12
    Jermichael Finely – 11
    Brad Jones – 10
    Cullen Jenkins – 5

    2011.. the team was mostly healthy, but we saw the end of Nick Collins career. Clifton missed half the season and retired therafter.

    2012 – 6 starters landed on IR or PUP (Ced Benson, Des Bishop, Bulaga, Quarless, DJ Smith, Zombo)
    Their last 2 1st rounders went down (Nick Perry, Derek Sherrod)
    Woodson missed half the year
    Jordy and Jennings were also banged up most of the season

    2013 – 21 players on PUP or IR
    Finley’s career ended
    Cobb out half the year
    Bulaga out all season
    Rodgers out almost 8 complete games
    Matthews out 5 games, on the injury report 11 games

    2014.. 12 players on IR or PUP, 1 starter (BJ Raji out for the year)

    2015.. 7 players on IR or PUP, 3 starters (Jordy, our for the year. Quarless, Barrington)

    2016 – 14 players on IR or PUP, 4 starters (Shields, Lacy, Tretter, Linsley)

  20. contra74 says:
    September 26, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    3rd best team in the NFC playing the 4th best while #1 and #2 play each other.

    I’m pretty sure I know which game means the most LOL
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    Refresh my memory, what were the standings in the North division at the end of last season? That’w what I thought, vikings fans have a selective memory.

    Oh that’s right, hear them tell it and they had 6 pro-bowl offensive lineman hurt and the officials had it out for their team. LOL!

  21. ’10, ’12, ’13 and ’16 were terrible by any standard… 4 out of 7 years.

    Perhaps it is just bad fortune. And I can’t pretend to know the other 31 other teams as well as I know the Packers. It seems to me the team needs to take a long look at how they are preparing their players with the data available there.

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