Packers designate Jason Spriggs to return from injured reserve

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The Packers have used one of their two designations to return from injured reserve.

The team announced on Thursday that tackle Jason Spriggs has returned to practice and will be eligible to return to the active roster. Spriggs was placed on injured reserve on September 21 with a hamstring injury.

Spriggs’ injury was one of many that the Packers had to deal with on the offensive line in the early weeks of the season. Left tackle David Bakhtiari and right tackle Bryan Bulaga both missed time with Kyle Murphy filling in as a reserve until he also landed on injured reserve.

Murphy is one of three other Packers who could fill the second return slot. Cornerback Quinten Rollins and quarterback Aaron Rodgers are the other two and it seems like a good bet that the team’s first choice would be to get Rodgers back if his broken collarbone shows signs that such a return might be possible.

23 responses to “Packers designate Jason Spriggs to return from injured reserve

  1. Overconfident from their “SuperBowl” victory over the Packers, the Viking trolls are literally tripping over themselves today! They’re spewing vitriol so fast they’re forgetting to drink their beer and forgetting why they’re picking fights in the first place!

    It’s because they can smell the fragrance of success but it’s unfamiliar, so they keep returning to learn, they keep coming back to where other people know what it’s all about, people with experience in such matters…….The Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Packer fans.

    Welcome back.

  2. So they wasted a return designation on a guy that has shown absolutely nothing just because he’s a high pick? High picks don’t equal talent, look at other gems Ted Thompson has drafted. Jerel Worthy, Justin Harrel, Derek Sherrod, Datone Jones, Damarious Randall, this isn’t even looking at the second round where Spriggs was drafted.

    At least it looks like they’re going to tank this season, easier schedule next year plus higher draft slots (that Thompson will likely waste) make the outlook for next season better. This year was done as soon as Rodgers got hurt and the team lost the ability for him to cover up all of their other weaknesses (like the entire defense, Dom Capers, McCarthy’s horrid gameplays, etc)

  3. Let’s say we give Spriggs a chance, shall we? The athletic tools are there and he’s been exposed by some experienced pash rushers. Why the need to stick out your chest and scream “I told you so!”?

  4. Let’s say we give Spriggs a chance, shall we? The athletic tools are there and he’s been exposed by some experienced pash rushers. Why the need to stick out your chest and scream “I told you so!”?
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    I’d like to see him play, and I’d like it even more if he were to succeed.

    But based on what we’ve seen so far????…………………….

  5. It seems like they let some talent on the line go, like Sitton and the guy on the other side (the name escapes me). It is easy to play GM from the living room but they didn’t seem to place a lot of value on these guys. Rogers was mobile enough and had a quick release and this allowed them to be too frugal here.

  6. It’s because they can smell the fragrance of success but it’s unfamiliar, so they keep returning to learn, they keep coming back to where other people know what it’s all about, people with experience in such matters…….The Green Bay Packers and the Green Bay Packer fans…

    I can smell the scent of teams blowing out the Packers in the playoffs..49ers in 2012 and 2013, Seattle in 2014, the Cards in 12015 and the DFalcons in 2016.

    Yeah, thats success with a HOF QB…

  7. Liked Spriggs coming out of college and thought he’d take a step up this year, but it hasn’t shown. Murphy looked better – not as much athletic talent, but has the right (nasty) mentality.

  8. It seems like they let some talent on the line go, like Sitton and the guy on the other side (the name escapes me). It is easy to play GM from the living room but they didn’t seem to place a lot of value on these guys. Rogers was mobile enough and had a quick release and this allowed them to be too frugal here.
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    They had some really good years with Lang and Sitton, and they had some really rough ones as well.

    Rodgers took the most sacks in 2012, and 2nd most just 2 years ago. And their running game has been wildly inconsistent for a decade now.

    .. at the end of the day, its how the Pacekrs manage their personnel. Outside of Aaron Rodgers, no Packer under this regime has been given a 2nd big contract.

  9. stellarperformance says:

    Overconfident from their “SuperBowl” victory over the Packers, the Viking trolls are literally tripping over themselves today!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Still extolling that lie…

    You know that the Viking/Packer game became the Packer’s Super Bowl in that dark period of the late 60’s through the early 90’s when the Packers rarely enjoyed a winning season and only once made the playoffs of a full regulation season.

    When you go 25 years without scoring a TD in the playoffs, the ability to claim a win against your biggest rival during the regular season is your Super Bowl.

    Own it.

  10. The Dark Years were a badge of honor. The pressure of being a Packer fan for those two decades was akin to the pressure required to create diamonds.

    Ask yourself……..what victory since 1961 have the Vikings given their fans that comes close to the euphoria one feels when the team they support wins the SuperBowl? We know how it feels. Winning a legitimate SuperBowl is a familiar experience to a Packer fan.

    The only victory that comes close for you is any victory over the Packers! That’s it!

    Case closed.

  11. gtodriver says:
    November 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm
    You know that the Viking/Packer game became the Packer’s Super Bowl in that dark period of the late 60’s through the early 90’s when the Packers rarely enjoyed a winning season and only once made the playoffs of a full regulation season. When you go 25 years without scoring a TD in the playoffs, the ability to claim a win against your biggest rival during the regular season is your Super Bowl.
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    These two “biggest rivals” went 15-14 and 14-15 against each other during the seventies and eighties. Yawnfest.

  12. stellarperformance says:

    The Dark Years were a badge of honor. The pressure of being a Packer fan for those two decades was akin to the pressure required to create diamonds.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    There is no pressure in constantly having non winning seasons. Losing became a fact of life for the lumps of coal in the stands.

    “These two “biggest rivals” went 15-14 and 14-15 against each other during the seventies and eighties.”

    Like I said – that was when the Vikings game was the Packers Super Bowl. A victory over the Vikings was as good as a SB win to Packer fans.

    I was living in Wisconsin for much of that dark era – I know how Packer fans treated those games.

    I remember how it got crowded on the bandwagon when Favre actually started leading the team to some consistent years of winning. And then I saw how the fans turned on him when TT kicked him out of Green Bay.

  13. How much more crowded could a bandwagon get if it were already sold out every game, every year, since Lambeau Field opened, before Favre was even born?

    I’m still waiting to hear of a Viking victory that matches the feeling of winning a SuperBowl. The fact remains;……..a victory over the Packers. You can spin all you want. Nothing changes a fact.

    Case re-opened, and re-closed.

  14. aarons444 says:
    November 2, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    .. at the end of the day, its how the Pacekrs manage their personnel. Outside of Aaron Rodgers, no Packer under this regime has been given a 2nd big contract.
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    I’ve seen you post this statement a few times on here and I guess I just don’t understand it.
    Please clarify, if you can.

    I mean, both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb received significant 2nd contacts. (4 year/39 million and 4 year/40 million respectively)

    The organization also made Clay Matthews the highest paid linebacker in NFL history by giving him 66 million over 5 years back in 2012.

    You only have to look as far back as the last offseason as Nick Perry netted 60 million for 5 more seasons.

    And these are just off the top of my head, I’m quite sure there are a few others.

  15. wafflestomp,

    Rookie contract –> payday

    Aaron Rodgers is the only guy who has received 2 paydays in teh Thompson regime.

    It is somewhat circumstancial. They’ve extended offers to guys like Jennings and Lang, but they’ve opted for greener pastures elsewhere.

  16. wafflestomp says:
    November 3, 2017 at 9:31 am

    The organization also made Clay Matthews the highest paid linebacker in NFL history by giving him 66 million over 5 years back in 2012.
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    I definitely think that’s one statement you probably shouldn’t have shared. I’d be trying to hide that fact, not brag about it.

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