Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
Green Bay Packers second-round pick Quinten Rollins landed himself on the non-football injury list to open camp with… a pulled hamstring!
The difference between this pulled hamstring and any of those suffered during The Great Hamstring Epidemic of 2013 is Rollins actually pulled his hammy while not on the Green Bay Packers’ watch.
Rollins hurt himself working out at his alma mater, Miami (OH), two weeks prior to training camp.
“I’m just trying to as healthy as possible so hopefully we don’t have to go through this problem again,” Rollins said Thursday. “Anytime you’re a competitor, you obviously want to be out there, but it’s always good to have people that are higher than let you know you need to take it easy right now.
“It’s definitely tough watching. I’m fighting for a job, but if I go out there and get hurt even more then there’s no job to fight for.”
What Rollins’ job will eventually be is totally up in the air, although we would venture an educated guess and say “special teams.” At least in year one.
Rollins was drafted to compete for a starting spot at cornerback opposite Sam Shields. However, the Packers appear to have all but handed that job to Casey Hayward. They also have first-round pick Damarious Randall in the group, as well as undrafted rookie Ladarius Gunter. The latter has done nothing but make plays since being signed.
With only one year of college football experience, Rollins — who played four years of college basketball before joining the football team — is the rawest of the bunch.
He faces an uphill battle for playing time in what now appears to be a crowded secondary.
I think he was drafted to play special teams, while they wait to see if he can grasp the game at this level. I didn’t really get this pick at all. I don’t get using a 2nd round pick on a project from the great football program of the Miami Redhawks. It’s pretty crowded in the Green Bay secondary. Not sure where he fits in with his blazing 4.5 speed. I don’t know if he had injury issues playing college football, because he only played one season. But time will tell what Big Ted has cooked up picking this kid…But i see a reach.
But, but, but, he played college basketball…
the QB of the Steelers attended Miami (Ohio) & played the foosball. Foosball from the Devil!
I believe you set over/under on the first hamstring pull at five days.
Another missed betting opportunity….
Still laughing about “The Great Hamstring Epidemic of 2013” – the term, not the actual malaise…..