Well, we went from not going to see second-year receiver Kevin Dorsey for a while, to not going to see him for the rest of the season. The Green Bay Packers put Dorsey on injured reserve on Saturday and brought in a somewhat familiar face to take his roster spot.
That face is tackle Jamon Meredith, one of Big Ted’s all-time great draft picks. Meredith was a fifth-round pick by Ted in 2009, but didn’t even make the roster that season. Since then, he’s bounced around the league with six different teams. The most recent of those teams is the Indianapolis Colts, who released Meredith on Tuesday.
The Packers are obviously looking for a little depth with both starting guards Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang ailing. What’s a little interesting is they go and sign Meredith instead of bringing back Derek Sherrod, who they released last week.
That’s a pretty clear verdict on Sherrod, since he at least knows the Packers’ system. And that verdict is — cannot play in the NFL.
As for Dorsey, he suffered what turned out to be a serious foot injury during practice on Thursday. He was expected to miss multiple weeks. The Packers obviously decided they were better off with an open roster spot than they were waiting for Dorsey to recover.
He had just one catch for four yards this season. This will be the second season in Dorsey’s two NFL seasons that he’s finished the year on injured reserve.
As for Meredith, pray the Packers don’t have to play him this week.