Packers place first-rounder Sherrod on I.R.

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 4:43 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Packers have placed their 2011 first-round pick, OT Derek Sherrod, on injured reserve after he fractured his right tibia and fibula in the team's Week 15 loss to the Chiefs. In his place, OT Herb Taylor was signed to the active roster.

Sherrod played in five games this season for the Packers, but did not start any games.

Taylor has played in 18 career games with the Chiefs and Broncos, all coming in 2007-08 with the Chiefs. He did not play in any games with the Broncos in ’09. The 27-year-old TCU product has one career start.  

The way we see it

Sherrod came nowhere close to living up to his first-round billing. He struggled mightily in the preseason, and his play was spotty when he saw playing time in regular-season games before suffering a gruesome season-ending injury. Before getting hurt Sunday, he was getting eaten alive by an inspired Chiefs pass rush.

Taylor figures to be in the mix as soon as this Sunday, with Mike McCarthy saying Monday that ORT Bryan Bulaga will be "very challenged" to play vs. the Bears.