Green Bay, WIS (WBAY) – The injury epidemic strikes the one unit on the Packers offense that had remained relatively unscathed, the offensive line. Center JC Tretter suffered a knee injury on the final series in Atlanta, and he reportedly will be out a couple of weeks. Corey Linsley has been on the physically unable to perform list since tearing his hamstring twice in the off-season. He has started all 29 games he has played in as a professional, but he hasn’t played with Aaron Rodgers in a game since last January.
They put in a lot of work at practice today. Said Linsley, “he did an excellent job today of running through just everything, from cadences to different adjustments we have, everything that he could possibly throw at me, he kind of threw at me. And I am thankful for that.”
“I’m not worried about Corey though; Corey has been a center his entire life” said Rodgers. “For a while around here, we drafted a lot of left tackles and moved them into different positions; we had left tackles playing center. But Corey has been a center most of his football career.”
The running back situation remains as Mike McCarthy called it today, a collection of moving parts. Don Jackson remains the only healthy running back on the roster as of now. James Starks and Ty Montgomery are getting closer to returning. And the team did sign Brandon Burks, who had a pretty good preseason, to the practice squad today.