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Tori Gurley Looks Like Odd Man Out

Tori Gurley

We figured one of the Green Bay Packers talented young wide receivers had to go and it looks like it might be Tori Gurley.

Gurley has been dealing with a groin injury, which will keep him out of tonight’s game with San Diego, and has been outplayed thus far in training camp by Diondre Borel.

Gurley and Borel, both of whom spent last season on the practice squad, are presumably battling each other to be the Packers No. 6 receiver. That is, assuming the Packers keep six receivers and don’t trade or release any of their top five receivers.

Paul Imig says Borel clearly has an edge.

When Gurley is able to return, he’ll need a lot of production to make up for lost time. But at this point, catching up with Borel on the depth chart may not be possible for him. It hasn’t just been Gurley’s injury that’s created the separation between the two, but also Borel’s consistent performances in every practice session so far.

It’s possible, especially if he doesn’t get on the field soon, the Packers might put Gurley on the practice squad again. However, it’s more likely another team will pick him up. The Vikings offered Gurley a contract last season, but the Packers gave him a raise to keep him.

Although he appears to have an NFL future, it’s not the end of the world if the Packers lose Gurley. They’re clearly well-stocked at receiver.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Robert Schuknecht August 9, 2012

    The price of keeping Driver. I hope we don’t regret that move in a couple years when we don’t have as much depth and Gurley is playing somewhere else.

    1. peter August 9, 2012

      so its a bad move to let go of a guy who can’t beat out driver in camp don’t see the logic here

  2. nurseratchett August 9, 2012

    “The Packers gave him a raise to keep him”. I’ll say it again–if I guy really wants to play, not just practice, he’ll go anywhere for any money for a chance to do so; a chance to make his mark.

    I’m not buying that this is a big loss.

  3. iltarion August 9, 2012

    Looks like everyone who wanted DJ Smith to get on the field will get their wish.

  4. Vijay August 9, 2012

    You can find a good WR in any draft, in any year. No need to over value this position. They needed an impact guy like Melvin Ingram and failed to get him. They also should trade for a servicable LT since they’ve failed to find an heir apparent to Cliffy. Newhouse is OK.

    1. GreenAndYellow August 10, 2012

      way, way, way too early for any of this. how can you say, after a single preseason game – the first one, at that – that we “failed” to get an impact player or that there is a “failure” to find a serviceable LT replacement?

      the preseason isnt about putting your best line-up out there, its about evaluating talent. they started herb taylor to see what hes got. if this were a regular season game, lang would move to LT and EDS would be LG (and that’s pretending that newhouse and sherrod both die or something), and there you go, no problem. ingram made a few plays and truly did look pretty good, but again, this is preseason, against non-starters almost the whole game. youre seriously making “‘failure” statements after the first preseason game?

      is rodgers gonna blow too? cuz now that i think of it, he looked like shit too. he threw like 4 balls completely out of bounds to people that werent even in the game. maybe they will go 0-16 after all…