The Green Bay Packers have not only had some terrible play at cornerback this season, but they’ve also had a gang of injuries. Makinton Dorleant is the latest on that train.
Dorleant, who was the Packers’ return from injured reserve designee, will now end his season where he started it — on injured reserve.
Dorleant hurt his knee against Detroit and that will cost him whatever season remains.
The Packers are promoting converted receiver Herb Waters from the practice squad to take Dorleant’s roster spot.
Waters came to camp as an undrafted rookie out of Miami this year. He wasn’t converted to corner until after he signed onto the Packers’ practice squad after final cuts. So, obviously, we’d expect his contributions on defense to be minimal if any.
However, the depth is needed.
The Packers found themselves in a pickle after both Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins went down on Sunday. They ended up playing safeties Micah Hyde and Morgan Burnett in coverage.
The real question is why they haven’t played rookie Josh Hawkins. He was inactive for the Lions’ game.
Apparently, Hawkins is still being punished for giving up that 70-odd yard reception to Marvin Jones back in week 3. And frankly, that’s stupid.
At this point, whatever Hawkins does or does not do can’t be any worse than what Randall and Rollins are doing.