Packers lose lineman Aaron Adams for the year with ACL/MCL

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The Packers are going to be in the market for more offensive line help.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers have lost tackle Aaron Adams to a torn ACL and MCL.

Adams, who spent last year on their practice squad, had a chance to make the team as a backup. But he blew out his knee on the second play from scrimmage Thursday night, and will be placed on injured reserve.

They’ll be without projected starting center J.C. Tretter for the first month of the season with a knee injury, so they’re short on depth at the moment.

That makes some degree of move likely, whether it’s a waiver claim, a trade or a signing.

43 responses to “Packers lose lineman Aaron Adams for the year with ACL/MCL

  1. Please don’t ask the Patriots for one of theirs in exchange for a tight end your gonna cut anyway.

  2. No problem, they’ll find a capable replacement backup. The Packers will make some lucky free agent’s dream come true by signing him to play for the glorious, venerable Green Bay Packers franchise.

  3. The Packers are going to be in the market for more offensive line help……

    Welcome to the “Clink” game one. You’re going to need all the help you can get!

    Good luck

  4. Yeah, there will be lots of excuses now.

    Did you happen to read the part of the article that said, “… had a chance to make the team as a backup.”

    What are the Packers going to do without this guy that most Packer fans haven’t even heard of, and is such a stud talent that he spent the entire year last year on the practice squad? He’s irreplaceable! We have no hope now! No one can possibly fill his shoes!

    I honestly don’t think this one’s gonna cause any sleepless nights in Green Bay.

  5. I didn’t like him as depth. Former Packers draft pick (and former starter in Tampa Bay) Jamon Meredith was released today, might take a look at him.

    We might need another C too, with Tretter being out for however long.

  6. I was keeping track of all the ligament tears in training camp/preseason but I lost track at 17 around August 10th. We must be past 35 at this point…

  7. Hey they keep on drafting late round guys who were late rounders because they lacked speed, size, strenghts, skills, and abilities and people wonder why all the big time injuries other teams don’t get. As they say, you get what you pay for and Ted T is paying cheap ball and getting burned.

    When you have a raft of guys getting paid to do nothing for a year, its not so cheap.

  8. They have a backup center, guard, and tackle all ready, how much depth do you think they need? Adams had some promise, but he was hardly a lock to make the roster even if healthy.

  9. We keep drafting late round guys and that’s why we have more injuries than other teams?? How do you NOT draft late round guys in the late rounds? Are other teams drafting first round talent in the late rounds that we’re not aware of?

  10. Sit back and watch, Ted Thompson has a pretty good idea of who he wants to sign and why. The Packers need some back up help on the O line and the Packers would rather trade of of the players they are about to cut to get a decent OL guy in return.

  11. We get it, you’re not concerned with depth. You rubes only care about 1 player. I don’t blame you. If Rodgers goes down, the Green Bay Rodgers have no shot. Zero.

  12. pacificnw7722 says:
    Aug 29, 2014 8:29 PM

    The Packers are going to be in the market for more offensive line help……

    Welcome to the “Clink” game one. You’re going to need all the help you can get!

    Good luck
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    I don’t think the Packers are too worried and luck will have nothing to do with it.
    After all, they won there the last time they played the Hawks.

  13. immafubared says:
    Aug 29, 2014 8:57 PM
    Hey they keep on drafting late round guys who were late rounders because they lacked speed, size, strenghts, skills, and abilities and people wonder why all the big time injuries other teams don’t get. As they say, you get what you pay for and Ted T is paying cheap ball and getting burned.

    When you have a raft of guys getting paid to do nothing for a year, its not so cheap.
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    You really need to think before you hit “submit.” Packers draft late round guys? Doesn’t every team use their late round picks? I’m pretty sure they do. Are you trying to allude to the packers trading away their first round picks? Because that’s not true either. So what you actually said was “blah blah blah rabble rabble rabble” with a little “I’ll just make stuff up.”

  14. Yeah, there will be lots of excuses now.

    Did you happen to read the part of the article that said, “… had a chance to make the team as a backup.”

    What are the Packers going to do without this guy that most Packer fans haven’t even heard of, and is such a stud talent that he spent the entire year last year on the practice squad? He’s irreplaceable! We have no hope now! No one can possibly fill his shoes!

    I honestly don’t think this one’s gonna cause any sleepless nights in Green Bay.
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    it will when it starts happening to all their starters..same thing every year for green bay. they start dropping like flies by the end of september. i think they know because they never get past 1 playoff game.

  15. for all the packer fans: what happens if rodgers and tolzein go down week 3? oh thats right, they have 9 qbs on the practice squad that are better than montana, elway and steve young combined.

  16. At the rate they are getting injured, you have to be worried about the back ups being healthy enough also.

    If you do not have a back up, when your starter gets hurt (and it is more likely than not they will with this team) you are really screwed. Look at that QB situation last year.

  17. Now it’s time for TT and Ron Wolf’s son to earn their money. They should have gotten that pro bowl tackle from NE. It’s their job to know who’s available, and the price for him was good.

    We need help !!!

  18. So they need to sign someone, make a trade or put in a waiver claim to replace a guy who wasn’t going to make the team in the first place?

  19. When will someone look at the GB strength and conditioning coach(es) as the source for all the injuries the Packers have had this year.

    Imagine what is going to happen when the games actually count…..I predict Rodgers is out by game 3!

  20. In other news, the Vikings annual offseason world dominance only continues for another 6 days. Unfortunately for them, the actual season starts at that time and they must reclaim their usual, and rightful, place at the bottom of the barrel. So it shall be written; so it shall be done.

  21. Are you kidding me? Another lineman lost? Welp that is now 2 for the year and another for an extended amount of time. And really? Lacked strength speed and size? This guy is 6’6″ 305 pounds of muscle. He would have provided a wall in the event that Derek Sherrod can’t play. I’m just so sick of these injuries. Can we get through a pre season without putting more than 5 people on IR?

  22. Sorry to see this Aaron. Heal quickly! You’ll come back strong and ready next year. Let the competition say what they will. Tip your cap to the world as you celebrate with your teammates in the desert come February.

  23. The Pack keeps getting better. Your loss is the team’s win as this opens up a spot for another young stud who won’t have to worry about getting signed by the Vikings!

  24. thehatefulnerd says:
    Aug 29, 2014 8:46 PM
    I didn’t like him as depth. Former Packers draft pick (and former starter in Tampa Bay) Jamon Meredith was released today, might take a look at him.

    We might need another C too, with Tretter being out for however long.
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    1. No – The Bucs line is awful and Jamon got cut, if he’s not good enough for a line that could use help – then I’d rather we go with someone younger with upside as a backup.

    2. We’ve got Gerhart on the roster, he can play guard as well.

  25. immafubared says:
    Aug 29, 2014 8:57 PM
    Hey they keep on drafting late round guys who were late rounders because they lacked speed, size, strenghts, skills, and abilities and people wonder why all the big time injuries other teams don’t get. As they say, you get what you pay for and Ted T is paying cheap ball and getting burned.
    ————————————

    Or we could be drafting late round guys cause we always make the playoffs and contend every year.

    Playing cheapball?
    So you want him to spend a ‘zillion dollars for … Mike Wallace? ka-durrh?!

  26. @SkeletalDrawing

    Generally, you want to have 3 guys that you are comfortable stepping right in, you can live with 2 if you have a guy that can play G/C, and you probably have another 2 (or 3 if you have the G/C), who are emergency guys, but you still want them up to speed since they are one injury away from being the 1st backup.

    But more importantly, that backup center, guard and takle aren’t very good. If they were, they would be starting, since the Packer’s O-Line isn’t very good.

  27. Packer Fan: “Why do we have so many injuries every season?”

    Me: “Because these Ted Thompson ‘Diamonds in the Rough’ are all athletes – none of them are football players”

    Packer Fan: *thumbs down*

    ..sigh.

  28. Some of you so called Packer fans complaining about TT need to check yourself. You do realize most experts have the Packers right with Seattle for going to the SB this year. They are 3 time defending NFC North champs and if you take the TT era they are #2 in most wins during that time frame and a SB title as well.

  29. Every year the football gods look down and fear that the Packers are just too good. Every year they create just enough injuries on the Packers to sustain parity in the league. Out of fairness, they want to enable the Vikings in particular to be competitive with the Packers. But despite a history of significant injuries, underperforming draft picks, no position strength beyond a capable system quarterback, and a general manager and coach that are simply figureheads, they consistently own the Minnesota Vikings. The football gods have done all they can to help the Vikings, but it is no use. The Packers own the Vikings.

  30. It’s not the Packer fans complaining about TT, it’s the Viking fans. They make stuff up in order to take the attention away from their own failures and annual last place finish.

  31. The Packers under Ted Thompson have been a team which handles injuries better than any other team in the NFL. That remarkable season in 2010 in which they lost so many starters and quality backups to injury and still won the Super Bowl was amazing.
    The Packers have had some key injuries already. But so have other teams. It happens in the NFL and no matter what rules they put in, it’s still going to happen. Injuries are the great equalizer in the NFL, and it’s always been that way.
    I got my SI NFL preview issue, and what do you know? Peter King picks the Packers to beat the Colts in the Super Bowl! It doesn’t mean much, other than it shows the respect that people have for the organization and its leaders at the top.
    So — I’m glad we have people like Mark Murphy, Ted Thompson, and Mike McCarthy in GB.
    When the scab officials made the worst call in the history of the NFL stealing a win over Seattle from the Packers 2 years ago, McCarthy called the scab official who made the call a day or so after the game and told him he had no animosity toward the guy and didn’t think it was right the way some people were vilifying him. That’s indicative of a class organization, and it’s another reason why it’s a pleasure to be a fan of the Packers.

  32. pkrlvr says:

    We keep drafting late round guys and that’s why we have more injuries than other teams?? How do you NOT draft late round guys in the late rounds? Are other teams drafting first round talent in the late rounds that we’re not aware of?
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    TT is notorious for trading down in the draft or letting players leave in order to compensatory picks:

    2005:

    7a. KURT CAMPBELL, LB, Albany, 245
    (from Philadelphia Eagles in draft-day trade)
    7b. WILLIAM WHITTICKER, G, Michigan State, 246
    (from New England Patriots in draft-day trade)

    2006:

    6a. JOHNNY JOLLY, DT, Texas A&M, 183
    (from St. Louis Rams in draft-day trade)
    6b. TYRONE CULVER, S, Fresno State, 185
    (from Philadelphia Eagles in draft-day trade)
    7. DAVE TOLLEFSON, DE, Northwest Missouri State, 253
    (free agency compensatory pick)

    2007:

    6a. KOREY HALL, FB, Boise State, 191
    (from N.Y. Jets in draft-day trade)
    6b. DESMOND BISHOP, LB, California, 192
    (from Pittsburgh Steelers in draft-day trade)
    (originally obtained in Steve Morley trade)
    7. CLARK HARRIS, TE, Rutgers, 243
    (free agency compensatory pick)

    2008:

    5. BRENO GIACOMINI, T, Louisville, 150
    (from Minnesota Vikings in draft-day trade)
    7a. MATT FLYNN, QB, Louisiana State, 209
    (from Minnesota Vikings in draft-day trade)
    7b. BRETT SWAIN, WR, San Diego State, 217
    (from St. Louis Rams in draft-day trade)

    2009:

    5b. JAMON MEREDITH, T, South Carolina, 162
    (from New England Patriots in draft-day trade)
    6a. JARIUS WYNN, DE, Georgia, 182
    (from New Orleans Saints in 2008 draft-day trade)

    2010:

    5b. MARSHALL NEWHOUSE, T/G, Texas Christian, 169
    (free agency compensatory pick)

    2011:

    4. DAVON HOUSE, CB, New Mexico State, 131
    (free agency compensatory pick)
    5. D.J. WILLIAMS, TE, Arkansas, 141
    (from Denver Broncos in draft-day trade)
    6a. CALEB SCHLAUDERAFF, G, Utah, 179
    (from Miami Dolphins in draft-day trade)
    6b. D.J. SMITH, LB, Appalachian State, 186
    (from Denver Broncos in draft-day trade)
    7a. RYAN TAYLOR, TE, North Carolina, 218
    (from Miami Dolphins in draft-day trade)

    2012:

    4a. MIKE DANIELS, DT, Iowa, 132
    (free agency compensatory pick)
    4b. JERRON McMILLIAN, S, Maine, 133
    (free agency compensatory pick)
    5. TERRELL MANNING, LB, North Carolina State, 163
    (originally sent to New England Patriots in draft-day trade)
    (reacquired through New England in draft-day trade)
    7a. ANDREW DATKO, T, Florida State, 241
    (free agency compensatory pick)
    7b. B.J. COLEMAN, QB, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 243
    (free agency compensatory pick)

    2013:

    5b. JOSH BOYD, DE, Mississippi State, 167
    (free agency compensatory pick)
    6. (to Denver Broncos in draft-day trade), 173
    (pick originally obtained from San Francisco 49ers in draft-day trade)
    7a. CHARLES JOHNSON, WR, Grand Valley State, 216
    (from San Francisco 49ers in draft-day trade)
    7b. KEVIN DORSEY, WR, Maryland, 224
    (from Miami Dolphins in draft-day trade)

    That’s a lot of later round picks that TT picked up on draft day by giving up the opportunity to take a better player in favor of having more picks.

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