GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Any remaining hope that the Packers had of offensive tackle Derek Sherrod being able to play this season officially ended Wednesday.
A three-week window in which Sherrod was allowed to practice with the team expired, and Green Bay's 2011 first-round pick had still not recovered from the broken leg he suffered Dec. 18 of last year.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Sherrod was "not close enough" to getting medically cleared, which forced the Packers to keep him on the Reserve Physically Unable to Perform list throughout the rest of this season.
"I would say that if Derek Sherrod was close enough, we might have entertained the thought of taking the chance and bringing him along and putting him on the 53 (active roster)," McCarthy said.
Sherrod has had a couple setbacks during his recovery over the past year, the result of which has kept him from being able to play in a game.
"There were just points where we figured that some things were expected, and the...