Morning State Sports Briefs: Taylor takes over No. 1 tackle spot for PackersWisconsin Sports
-- Herb Taylor is the new Number-One left tackle for the Green Bay Packers. He practiced with the starting offense last night, after Marshall Newhouse suffered a concussion in Friday’s “Family Night” scrimmage.
GREEN BAY - Herb Taylor is the new Number-One left tackle for the Green Bay Packers. He practiced with the starting offense last night, after Marshall Newhouse suffered a concussion in Friday’s “Family Night” scrimmage.
Receiver Greg Jennings also missed practice last night with a concussion suffered on Friday. And several veterans were given Sunday night off – Aaron Rodgers, Jeff Saturday, Donald Driver, Charles Woodson, A.J. Hawk, Jarrett Bush, Ryan Pickett, and Anthony Hargrove. That gave back-up quarterbacks Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman a chance to show their stuff.
Harrell led the Number-One offense. Besides Newhouse and Taylor, second-year pro Derek Sherrod and seventh-round rookie Andrew Datko are trying to make the roster at left tackle. But Sherrod has been out with the broken leg he suffered last season. And coach Mike McCarthy moved Taylor ahead of Datko, saying there’s a quote, “rawness to his ability.” The Packers signed Taylor right after Sherrod broke his leg. But after being drafted by Kansas City in 2007, Taylor has not played in an NFL regular season game since 2008.
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