The Green Bay Packers (6-6-1) have made a couple of roster moves involving a pair of rookies. On Tuesday, the Packers activated offensive lineman J.C. Tretter off of the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list and placed wide receiver Myles White on the season-ending injured-reserve (IR) list, according to Packers' General Manager Ted Thompson.
Tretter, one of three players selected in the fourth round by the Packers in April's NFL Draft, suffered a severe ankle injury in mini-camp and he was placed on the PUP list at the beginning of training camp. Tretter will likely serve as a backup center and guard behind veterans Josh Sitton, T.J. Lang, Evan Dietrich-Smith and rookie Lane Taylor. Tretter is now one of nine offensive linemen on the 53-man roster.
The 6'4, 307-pound rookie from Cornell could potentially become the Packers' center sooner rather than later, as Dietrich-Smith has continued to battle ongoing knee and ankle problems. Dietrich-Smith is also a free agent at the end of the season and it's unknown whether he will return to Green Bay.
Green Bay drafted the former Cornell standout awfully high because of his great athleticism and raw potential. Before earning All-American honors playing left tackle for Cornell, Tretter was a quarterback, running back and wide receiver at Akron Central High School (OH).Read more... Join the Conversation...