McCarthy: Tretter out 'multiple weeks' with knee injury
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following Sunday's practice. Here are some highlights:
"Brad Jones has a quad injury. Out for KC. Raji had bicep injury and having surgery soon. JC Tretter significant knee, multiple weeks"
On if Tretter needs surgery:
"We don't have all the answers yet."
No Tretter for Seattle, what to do at center?
"First and foremost, injuries are really a personal issue. You feel bad for the individual. When I see JC Tretter here on crutches, I think of him walking in for work every day since February. Same for BJ Raji and Don Barclay, what the individual has to go through. This is the way the NFL is."
On temporary IR for Raji or Tretter:
Raji is not an option. Not enough information on Tretter.
On Corey Linsley:
He took all the snaps today. His confidence will grow each and every day. He'll be ready when we step on field for Kansas City. Corey has a very good understanding of our offense. It won't change us anything from how we approach games moving forward. I feel good about him.
On Josh Boyd taking over for Raji:
I think Josh Boyd is getting better each and every week. I think you saw him come on every week of the season. Versatility in our defensive front will be important. I'm counting on someone to step up.
On Boyd moving to nose from end:
I wouldn't classify Josh as an end. If you want to get into putting players into specific roles, he can play three tech and has done well at the nose.
On Letroy Guion's progress:
Letroy is getting better. He was going in the Hutson Center. He's getting close. It's a process.
On Mike Pennel:
With his opportunities, I thought he had some big-time plays in Oakland. He just needs to be more experienced and technical aspect of it.
On Aaron Rodgers in last game:
I'm more worried about the evaluation of 75 players going into Kansas City game.
On leaving guards at guard in wake of injury:
You have to train three centers. Since the day we started this offense in 2006, the guards have always been trained as centers. When you do so much shotgun, there's communication that goes on and guards are a big part of it.
On Rajion Neal:
I don't know. The optimism is low.
On Brad Jones for the opener:
He won't be available for Kansas City. We might be OK for Seattle