The Green Bay Packers have activated rookie offensive lineman J.C. Tretter from the physically unable to perform list. In order to do so, they placed receiver Myles White on injured reserve.
Tretter began practicing four weeks ago and the Packers must have liked what they saw from the fourth-round draft pick. Tretter broke his ankle during OTAs and missed all of the team’s offseason activities.
He played tackle in college, but is most likely to play guard or center for the Packers. That could give the team some flexibility.
Center Evan Dietrich-Smith has been injured numerous times this season. That prompted the Packers to move right guard T.J. Lang to center and then insert the craptacular Marshall Newhouse — and later undrafted rookie Lane Taylor — into the lineup somewhere.
If Tretter is up to speed, then the Packers might finally have a legit backup at center.
When asked if he saw Tretter as a solution in the middle, offensive line coach James Campen said this.
“Yes, I do. He’s also been a tackle and a guard. We have some flexibility with him obviously.”
So what’s wrong with Myles White is the other question?
Well, probably nothing. He was shelved with an “undisclosed injury.”
White played against Atlanta and caught one pass for five yards. Since being brought up from the practice squad in early November, White has nine catches for 66 yards.
He obviously hasn’t been a big contributor, but the move leaves the Packers with just four receivers on the active roster. Rookie Chris Harper, a pickup earlier this season, is the fourth.
Harper has played in two games, but doesn’t have a catch.
You can read that however you want, but it’s probably likely the Packers want to get a look at Harper, a fourth-round pick by Seattle this year, on offense. It also means they probably don’t think White is able to contribute.
On another note, only teams with no shot to make the playoffs are in evaluation mode at this point in the season…
A legit back up?….Let me see if i have this straight.
A guy who played tight end, and tackle in college, who has never played a down of football in the NFL. is now a legit backup NFL center before ever playing a down?
Offensive line Guru James Campen feels Tretter is a solution at center.
Used to be a NFL player had to prove himself. But i guess maybe i’m kinda old school about that.
Oh, Ron Wolf, how we miss you.
When the OLine situation is as fucked up as it is in Green Bay, I guess Campen about shits himself if Tretter can make a mirror cloudy.
beautiful, just beautiful!!!!
Wow i didn’t know you guys were at the practices to know if he would be a viable back up
You may not have been born yet faux, but a left tackle named Tony Mandarich, 2nd round pick overall in 1989 i believe. never played a NFL down, but everyone, and i mean almost everyone, had this guy pegged for Canton Ohio as the best NFL Left tackle to play the game, before he even played yet. Bottom line. He shit the bed.
So yes faux, You have to actually play in NFL games, to be judged whether a player is legit to be a player in the NFL. Not just camp, or some practices. I don’t know how many times McCarthy has said how good Sherrod has looked in practice.
Stop being a little punk faux. Thank you for understanding.
“You’re not supposed to be as strong as I am. You’re not supposed to be as fast as I am. You’re not supposed to be as good as I am.” – Tony Mandarich, 1989.
Number 2 overall pick, biggest draft bust in Packers history, but he did play for a number of seasons and as a starter, just not a good one.
No one was supposed to be as strong as be cause he was a roider, pretty sure that’s what earned him a one-way ticket out of GB.
thanks heaven we didn’t get Troy Aikman or Barry Sanders that year. Those guys had such shitty careers
Wow, I didn’t know a meunstrating girl could come on here and whine some senseless drivel in a weak-ass attempt to call someone out.
On the one pass that White caught at the end of the game I thought I saw him get up limping just before the camera panned away. Probably planned to get Tretter a roster spot.
Tony Mandarich personally stated that he was shooting opiates in his veins and steroids in his butt everyday during his time at GB. He claims to have shot morphine in the bathroom/port o john during practice.
That’s because he’s a winner and doesn’t give a shit what anyone else thinks.
I have ripped on Campen for the O-line play but I am not sure that the guy isn’t a miracle worker. He has been handed 4th round and lower picks as well as a steady diet of UDFA and asked to make an O-line in the NFL. TT has drafted a ton on marginal line talent and college left tackles and asked Campen to retrain these guys as centers, guards and RTs. All of this happens every year and Campen is expected to remap these guys and get them playing at a high level within a year. Injuries aside, we have about as good a O-line as we could expect. Actually Campen has done a pretty good job.
I could be on board with that, if Campen turned these draft picks and UDFA’s into good NFL lineman. I haven’t seen it.
I think Sitton plays at a high level, based on talent, not because of Campen. I have yet to see any others playing at a high level.
Thank God for Mandarich, or we might’ve ended up with one of those crappy first rounders that year. Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, Derrick Thomas…
At least he signed my football for me at the Packers’ rookie dinner. I wonder where the hell I put that ball actually…
The ball is probably sitting somewhere deflated, just like what happened to Mandarich’s body when he went off the juice.
White played like a man on a mission in his two meetings with Mandarich in the early ’90s.
In the first game, a 31-0 Philadelphia Eagles victory at Veterans Stadium, he had 11/2 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defended.
“I can’t believe how Reggie was throwing Mandarich around,” White’s Philadelphia teammate, nose tackle Mike Golic, said at the time.
“I’d start to rush, and I had to watch to keep from tripping over him. It opened up stuff for the rest of us, but we didn’t know where to go because we didn’t know where Reggie would throw his guy.”