It's been two weeks since Packers coach Mike McCarthy first said nose tackle Letroy Guion is close to practicing, but the wait continues.
Guion, a free agent signee this offseason, has been stuck on the non-football injury list with a pulled hamstring. Gradually, his frustration has risen.
"It's very frustrating," Guion said. "You have to come in and watch other guys on film, other guys in practice, and you want to be out there working hard, putting in the time. I'm just taking my time, and taking it slow back."
He isn't taking it slow by choice.
Twice, Guion said the process is "not my call." He's felt "real good" for about a week and a half, he said. Ultimately, it doesn't matter how he feels.
Until the Packers medical staff clears him, Guion will continue to wait on the sideline.
"It's a tough injury to come back from because you need hamstrings to move, especially down on the D line," Guion said. "But I did a lot of rehabbing, a lot of conditioning, a lot of working out. I feel like I'm getting back there.
"It's the doctor's calls, and the trainer's call to release me and get me back on the field."
Guion said the absence of starting nose tackle B.J. Raji – lost for the season with a biceps tear – has only increased his urgency.
"Oh yeah, definitely," Guion said. "One man goes down, it's time for the next man to step up. Unfortunately, B.J. is down. Now I have to hone in harder, probably take on a little more work, which I'm fully in acceptance. We'll see. It's going to be interesting."
G Andrew Tiller (calf)
C J.C. Tretter (knee)
LB Brad Jones (quad)
RB Rajion Neal (knee)
LB Joe Thomas (knee)
TE Brandon Bostick (lower leg)
DT Letroy Guion (hamstring)
WR Jared Abbrederis (knee)
OL Don Barclay (knee)
CB Casey Hayward (hamstring)
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