The Green Bay Packers were hoping former first round draft pick Derek

Derek Sherrod

Sherrod would battle for the starting left tackle job in training camp.  Now it appears the Packers will likely have to settle for Sherrod’s return no later than mid-season.

Sherrod broke two bones in his lower right leg last December 18.  Outside linebacker Frank Zombo (hamstring) and tight end Andrew Quarless (Knee) are all on the physically unable to perform list. 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy hinted at his Monday press conference that all three could open the regular season on the PUP list.  All three still have yet to pass their training camp physicals.

Under the PUP rules, if a player is on that list to start the season, he must remain there for the first six weeks.  They’ll then get the next couple of weeks to get ready to play. 

McCarthy said all three players will be at the wire.

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