The Green Bay Packers are extremely thin on the offensive live since right tackle Bryan Bulaga went on injured reserve. Well, Aaron Rodgers has a solution — Chad Clifton.
The Packers released Clifton after the 2011 season and he hasn’t played since, but the team currently only has two undrafted rookies as backups — Greg Van Roten and Don Barclay.
“I haven’t talked to Cliff in a while, but I would guess he might be able to be lured from Nashville,” Rodgers said on his weekly radio show with Jason Wilde on ESPN Milwaukee. “I love Cliff, so I would never not want to see him up here. We’ve had a lot of fun together, and it would be good to see him back up here.
“I think if there’s any interest, it’s worth looking into. At least (it’d be worth) bringing him up here and seeing what kind of shape he’s in, how his body is. It’s worth that if there’s interest on our side.”
Clifton’s body has been the question in recent seasons. He was only able to make it through six games last season and when he was out there, he didn’t play at a high level.
So does such a move make any sense? Well, the Packers don’t have a hell of a lot of options.
The best-case scenario would be if former No. 1 pick Derek Sherrod, who broke his leg last December, could return this season. The Packers have two more weeks to decide if he’ll return this season or go on IR.
Outside of that, if there were any decent offensive linemen available right now, Philadelphia would be signing them.
Not a chance. You have to measure that dudes age in dog years with the wear and tear he has on him. Sherrod is highly unlikely to contribute this year either. Even if his leg magically healed from a catastrophic break, three practices are not going to turn him into the starting caliber tackle he never was. TT will find some no name off of a practice squad somewhere and that will probably have to do.
It’s Don Barclay time baby! Actually, he’s capable.
Depends on how well Cliffy has been taking care of himself over the last 6 months.
I would feel safe with Big Cliff at the left tackle
Clifton is old. Get over it.
Rich Ringo isn’t coming back either.
Nor is Clay’s Uncle Bruce.