In case you didn’t get the memo earlier this week, the Green Bay Packers have now made it official. They’ve activated center Corey Linsley off the physically unable to perform list ahead of Sunday’s game with the Indianapolis Colts.
Linsley will replace J.C. Tretter in the starting lineup. This isn’t performance-based, of course. Tretter has a knee injury and will be sidelined several weeks. In fact, most of us would make the case that Tretter has been the Packers’ best offensive lineman, although you could also make a strong case for T.J. Lang and maybe even David Bakhtiari.
Linsley spent the entirety of training camp and the first eight weeks of the season on the PUP list with a hamstring injury. He started practicing with the team last week and was the starter for the majority of his first two seasons with the Packers.
Although not as athletic as Tretter, which will limit the things the Packers can do with their offensive line, there shouldn’t be a huge falloff in performance with Linsley in the lineup.
The Packers did not have to make a roster move to add Linsley to the roster. They had an open spot after releasing running back Knile Davis earlier in the week.