The hits just keep coming for the Green Bay Packers and not in a good way.
Tight end Jermichael Finley, who was originally expected to miss three-to-six weeks with a torn meniscus, will be out longer. During surgery, doctors discovered they could repair Finley’s meniscus, rather than removing it as originally planned. The news is good for Finley’s long-term health, but increases his timetable to return to eight-to-10 weeks.
The Packers will have to decide whether to place Finley on season-ending injured reserve or wait for him to come back. At the earliest, Finley would be back on the practice field prior to the Packers’ week 14 match-up with the Detroit Lions. Assuming he needs at least a week to get back into football shape, he would play in the team’s final three games.
Safety Derrick Martin doesn’t have to worry about that. Martin was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a knee injury against Washington, on Sunday. The Packers signed practice squad player Robert Francois to the active roster to take Martin’s place.
Robert Francois was signed today!
What a great pickup!!!!!!! Hopefully we can start STOCK piling some more draft picks for 2011 so we can get ourselves another another BRIAN BROHM!
I neither agree or disagree with the logic but if anyone wants to know why TT is dead set against mortgaging the future in trades and free agency it has become pretty obvious why.
Had he traded what would have figured to be a late third round pick and an extra sixth or fifth for Lynch the Packers would still be screwed for this season and at a disadvantage replenishing the roster in the future. He would have traded what will likely now be a middle third round pick for a player who is an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season. There would not be much chance Lynch would being resigned with Grants big contract on the books. Which means he would have traded the control of two players for 128 total games for one player under control for 26. Not to mention the fact that 16 of the games he is under control next season Lynch would at best split carries with Grant, further diminishing his real value to the team.
Hopefully some guys step up and others can get back by late November and the Pack can sneak into the playoffs in the weak NFC and make some noise. There aren’t any trades or street free agents that are really going to make a shit of difference this season.
That is not entirely true. Teams that are trying to make the superbowl are making moves to make their team better while we sit around with our thumb up our ass. With injuries at running back, the Saints aquired Julius Jones. The Eagles, who are also thin at running back, picked up James Harrison from the Browns today. In essence the Eagles and Browns swapped players. The Bears make huge aquisitions to get better, the Lions aquired free agents to get better, Minnesota, thin at receiver, aquired Randy Moss. Teams in the NFC seem to be able to make themselves better, but got through the same thing year after year. I knew we would be in trouble when after his first draft with the Packers, he went to the podium and couldn’t remember who he drafted, where they were from or what position they played. The only one he could remember was Harrell.
Then do you think that acquiring Lynch would have come anywhere close to offsetting the losses of Grant, Martin, Finley, Burnett, Chillar, and Barnett?
TT didn’t draft Harrell until his third draft in GB.
Minus Rodgers and Mathews this week most likely!