The Green Bay Packers got down to the NFL-mandated 75-player limit today by making moves with 10 players, Monday.
The team also released five guys on Friday. The biggest move was placing injured linebacker Desmond Bishop on injured reserve, which means he won’t return in 2012.
Running back Du’ane Bennett, tight end DeMarco Cosby, guard Ray Dominguez, defensive end Johnny Jones and receiver Shaky Smithson joined Bishop on injured reserve.
Tight end Andrew Quarless and linebacker Frank Zombo were put on the physically unable to perform list. They’ll be eligible to return after week six of the regular season.
The Packers released fullback Jon Hoese and defensive end Jarius Wynn.
Wynn played extensively last season, but seemed to regress as the season went on and didn’t impress during the preseason.
Perhaps more interesting is the Packers didn’t do anything with injured tackle Derek Sherrod, who’s coming off a broken leg. That suggests the Packers believe Sherrod could be ready early in the regular season.
No surprises there except for Wynn being gone this early. Quite the fall from grace for him, who had a bonafide shot at being the starter when Jenkins was traded. Unfortunately for him, the couple sacks he got against Brett Favre and the Vikings at Lambeau will likely remain his career highlight. He does have a ring for his troubles, however.
This is good news regarding Sherrod. After the way his leg was snapped at KC, it would be shocking to see him back in the first couple games this season.
Bummed about Bishop, and confused about Smithson. 2nd straight season on IR isn’t it? Considering his 2 seasons with the Pack have been on IR, they must see something in him I don’t…all I see is mediocrity & prone to injury.
I think the Packers are ‘Shaky’ at the Left Tackle position…
Shaky is a pretty cool name, though, don’t you think? That’s probably why they kept him.
Most of the guys put on IR probably will get released once they do injury settlements. Would definitely be surprised to see Shaky in training camp next summer.