A good number of Packers players (including some surprises) failed their physicals this week and will not be able to participate in the first days of training camp. Here is a rundown on what is know about each player so far:
Charlie Peprah: (Released by the Packers) A lingering knee injury caused Peprah to fail his physical and the Packers quickly decided to release him. I suppose that speaks highly of the plethora of young safeties the Packers currently have on their roster and how the Packers feel about them. For Peprah, his best time with the Packers was certainly the Super Bowl season, but his play last year was dreadful at times, and I was considering him likely to be a camp cut anyway.
Desmond Bishop: (PUP) Bishop please! Say it ain’t so!. Desmond has a calf strain suffered in his training session last week and was placed on the non-football related injury list. He’ll be back soon.
Derek Sherrod: (PUP) Sherrod’s recovery from the broken leg has gone very well, according to Mike Mccarthy, and the Packers expect him to be ready “soon,”, which I would take to mean sometime in the next week or two.
Andrew Quarless: (PUP) No surprise here. The severity of the knee injury he suffered last Dec 4th makes him a longshot at best to even participate in camp. I’d say he’s a lock to never be activated in camp and be on the PUP list when the season starts.
Alex Green: (PUP) Didn’t initially pass his physical. All reports are that his rehab from a knee injury has gone extremely well and the only question was whether he would be ready for the first week of camp. In a late development, Green was cleared for today’s practice and participated.
John Kuhn: (PUP) A surprise (at least to me), Kuhn is not fully healed from an MCL knee injury suffered in the playoff loss to the Giants. I remember it being described as “not serious” at the time, but Kuhn recently speculated on how much he would be able to participate and Mike McCarthy indicated he is not ready at this time.