Vince Biegel is Back… Sort Of
The long-awaited debut of outside linebacker Vince Biegel is upon us… almost.
The fourth-round pick from Wisconsin hasn’t taken part in a practice with the Green Bay Packers since rookie camp back in May. Biegel had foot surgery following the camp and has been sidelined since.
Biegel was placed on the physically unable to perform list to start the season and is now eligible to return to the team. Wednesday will mark the first time he has been a full participant in a real practice since he’s been drafted.
That doesn’t mean Biegel will be activated, however.
The Packers have three weeks to work Biegel back into the flow before making a decision on his future.
If not activated during that time period, Biegel would then be put on injured reserve. However, it certainly seems like the Packers and Biegel are ready to get things moving along.
The Packers’ pass rush has been solid this season, but Biegel can definitely help bolster that. That pass rush is anchored by Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, neither of whom have been tearing it up in recent weeks.
Both Matthews and Perry have 2.5 sacks on the season. In fact, Matthews has been playing in coverage a lot. If and when Biegel is activated he could make the Packers’ pass rush stronger, provided he isn’t Kyler Fackrell.