NFL teams were able to start placing players on injured reserve with a recall designation on Tuesday and that could be where the Green BayPackers are headed with injured center J.C. Tretter.
Tretter is expected to miss up to six weeks with a knee injury. He missed his rookie season with the Packers after breaking his ankle on the first day of OTA’s.
Placing Tretter on the IRreturn list would open up a roster spot for the Packers. Tretter would be eligible to play after 8 weeks and practice after 6 weeks.
Rookie Corey Linsley will start at center for the Packers in the regular season opener at Seattle on Thursday night.
If something were to happen to Linsley, the Packers would have a number of backup options, one of which would be to move Josh Sitton to center.