By: Bill Scott
Derek Sherrod dressed and played on special teams last week in the Green Bay Packers loss to the Giants. There’s a chance Sherrod’s duties could increase this week, especially if Don Barclay isn’t ready to return to the lineup at right tackle this week against the Minnesota Vikings.
Yesterday (Wednesday), rookie J.C. Tretter practiced for the first time since Day 1 of OTA’s. On that day, Tretter broke his ankle during a fumble recovery drill.
Tretter spent the first 11 weeks on the P.U.P. list. He now has three weeks to practice before the Packers have to make a decision on him.
The Green Bay Packers had 12 players on their injury list and of the twelve, seven players didn’t practice at all. Don Barclay (knee), Casey Hayward (hamstring), Sam Shields (hamstring), Nick Perry (foot/ankle), Johnny Jolly (groin), James Nixon (knee) and Aaron Rodgers (collarbone).
Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier has named Christian Ponder the Vikings starting quarterback for Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field against the Packers.