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Jermichael Finley, Sam Barrington to IR, Derek Sherrod Active!

Jermichael Finley injury

Well, there’s all kinds of stuff going on here! In order to make room for quarterback Scott Tolzien on the active roster, the Green Bay Packers had to get rid of someone. So, tight end Jermichael Finley and rookie inside linebacker Sam Barrington were put on season-ending injured reserve.

And to fill that other open roster spot, the Packers activated tackle and former first-round pick Derek Sherrod from the physically unable to perform list.

Sherrod hasn’t played since late in the 2011 season, when he broke his leg. And can I say, just in time? Let’s face it, right tackle Don Barclay is a road grader in the run game, but he’s a total liability in the passing game. Maybe Sherrod can replace him.

Or… if right guard T.J. Lang is out for any time — he suffered a concussion on Monday night — then maybe Sherrod can keep Marshall Newhouse off the field. Newhouse came in at right tackle when Lang left and Barclay shifted to right guard.

So, Finley. Doctors told him not to play this year because of the neck injury he suffered against Cleveland. It’s possible Finley may never play again. And if he does, that may not be with the Packers, since he’s in the final season of his contract.

“I think it’s stating the obvious how we feel,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “The medical decision was made in the best interest of him as a man, father and husband. The doctors all agreed he should not play football. The path for his future has not been determined. Knowing Jermichael he’ll be willing to play tomorrow.”

As for Barrington, he injured his hamstring Monday night. He had just two tackles on the season.

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. PackAttAck November 5, 2013

    GB Medical staff got together after the McCarthy press conference and declared everyone questionable but also “week-to-week”. As for Aaron Rodgers fractured collarbone it might heal within a day or six months or possibly never, we just don’t know. But when he plays again we have to watch out for him getting tackled and that collarbone breaking otherwise it might protrude and puncture a lung and we’d all have to sit there and watch him die. Jermichael Finley might retire he might play on Sunday. Ilitarion might come out of the closet he might shoot himself, we hope for the ladder but you never know. Seneca Wallce is probable to be under the influence of Sunday’s game and Ted Thompson is day to day with asininity.

    1. PF4L November 5, 2013

      You seem very angry PackAttack. Need a hug?

    2. GBslacker November 5, 2013

      “Hope for the Ladders”

      Is that a charity?

      or a church??

      or a home-improvement treatment facility???

      1. PackAttAck November 5, 2013

        Oh hey man, it’s you again. Sorry I’ll spell check next time so you can better comprehend, I realize it’s tough for you. Ladder is singular though, not plural but here’s the correction. “we hope for the latter***” my bad guy I realize how big of an inconvenience that was for you.

  2. K.L. November 5, 2013

    Hopefully Sherrod can carry the load at right tackle while T.J. Lang is out. Don Barclay should be fine at right guard, since I think that is actually what he played in college. I could be wrong on that, though.

  3. Nacho dan November 5, 2013

    Here’s what we’re going to paint on the fence next year “shit happens”

    1. Phatgzus November 5, 2013

      I like it, fuck “Next man up”, perfect team motto, plus Forrest Gump was the inspiration.

  4. Cheese November 5, 2013

    Remember the article stating that other teams have worse injuries than the Packers? No fucking way. We go from having passes by Rodgers to Finely (both out), to Senneca Wallace and Quarless. Matthews, 2nd highest paid player on the team, out. 3/4 of our linebacking corp, out. Cobb, out. Bulaga, out. Perry, out. Guys out earlier in the season were James Jones, Lacy, Starks, Hayward, Burnett, Sherrod. By far the worst luck with injuries ever.

  5. vj November 5, 2013

    What the puck gives anyone the idea that Derek She-Rod who hasn’t played meaningful football in 2 years is all of the sudden gonna improve answer solidify our offensive line over the guys we have? Its about reps and right now She-Rod is as raw as my asshole after Monty gets done abusing it!

  6. E. Wolf November 5, 2013

    Hey guys not sure where to put this exactly but thought I’d share with you that I am not taking all this too well. DId not sleep at all last night. I feel a pit in my stomach, similar to what I felt in 2011 or after a serious breakup, or the death of a pet or even a loved one. At the same time I feel strangely wired, restless.
    In some ways all of this is worse because there is not yet any finality to it. It is going to drag on several weeks until we are all put out of our misery and the season really is over.
    Anyway, just thought I’d write something to share my grief.
    The Packers really are an important part of my life. I love this team so much, I feel like Superman or that blond dame from Sound of Music when they win, and like Ian Curtis after watching Stroszek when they lose. This is really affecting me something fierce as I trust it does many of you as well.

  7. Phatgzus November 5, 2013

    “That blond[e] girl in the Sound of Music.” You talkin’ ’bout Julie Andrews, yo?

    Smoke. Some. PCP.
    -Nothing like getting wet to cool you down.

    1. E. Wolf November 5, 2013

      I mean the character Julie Andrews played.
      Never smoking PCP in a million years.

      1. Mike November 6, 2013

        I met Julie Andrews- she signed a children’s book she co-wrote a few years ago- very pleasant lady.

        1. E. Wolf November 6, 2013

          Not sure how that is relevant….

        2. Phatgzus November 6, 2013

          Haha, talking about Julie Andrews on a football site, if that’s not a portent of the future of NFL expansion then I’ll eat my Packer hat.