Monday, August 14, 2006

Underwood Undercut for Year

One of the promising young safeties the Packers had in camp, Marviel Underwood, is done for the year. Reports indicate that he blew out both the ACL and MCL in his right knee during the first quarter of Saturday night's game against the San Diego Bolts.

Underwood was having an impressive camp. He had stepped in until veteran Marquand Manuel was able to get off the physically unable to perform list...which has still not happened. That means rookie sixth-round draft pick Tyrone Culver out of Fresno State now gets bumped into the starting spot until Manuel makes it back. Luckily, at least for now, Culver has also been having a good camp according to reports, and played well during the game Saturday. If he can hold his own until Manuel gets back, the loss of Underwood for this year will be mitigated a bit.

Depth. What a concept.