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Packers keep door open for Tretter's return

Nov. 19, 2013
 

The Green Bay Packers are keeping the possibility open for rookie offensive lineman J.C. Tretter to play this season or at least practice.

The Packers designated the 6-foot-4, 307-pound rookie as returned to practice from the physically unable perform list on Tuesday. If they hadn’t, Tretter’s five-week window to return to practice would’ve closed and he’d finish the remainder of the season on PUP.

One of three fourth-round picks in April’s draft, Tretter broke his ankle during the first day of organized team activities and only recently began running on his surgically repaired foot.

It doesn’t necessarily mean Tretter will play this season, but allows him a three-week window to practice with the team before needing to be promoted to the active roster or remaining on PUP.

The Packers did the same last year former first-round pick Derek Sherrod, who then practiced on extremely limited basis before finishing the year on PUP and undergoing a second surgery on his broken leg after the season.

In addition to Tretter's formal designation, the Packers also released offensive lineman Bryan Collins from the practice squad on Tuesday. The 6-foot-3, 301-pound rookie out of SMU spent the first 11 weeks of the year on the Packers’ practice squad since being released by the Houston Texans at the end of training camp.

A corresponding roster move on the eight-man squad has yet to be announced.

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