Monday, October 23, 2006

Ferguson Done, Jennings Questionable, Bodiford Claimed...Wait, Who...?

The Packers today placed oft-injured veteran receiver Robert Ferguson on injured reserve for the remainder of the year. As one Milwaukee TV sports pundit said last evening (obviously anticipating this move), we have likely seen the last of Ferguson in a Packers' uniform. He's a six-year vet who has been injured as much he has played. He's undoubtedly a person who has shown promise in those moments when he has been healthy. And Brett Favre just this last week stated that he admired Ferguson's work ethic. But he's got the football version of boxing's glass jaw: he just can't avoid injury. So, farewell Robert. Good luck wherever you land after this year.

As to WR Greg Jennings who was hurt in the first half of yesterday's game against the Dolphins, Coach Mike McCarthy said today that his ankle is not broken, but that he still might not be able to play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Will just have to wait to see how fast he heals this week. Keep your fingers and toes crossed!

In an effort to shore up its depleted receiving corps, the Packers today signed rookie Shaun Bodiford on waivers from the Detroit Lions. Bodiford is out of Portland State (yes, that's Division I...who knew?) where he was a first-team All-Big Sky Conference selection as a senior in 2005.

OK, so we have a rookies on the line and rookies in the receiving corps...we have rookies everywhere! But we also have Brett Favre and Donald Driver. And it looks as if Ahman Green is even back to being able to make an occasional impact with a big run. Even Charles Woodson played as if he's finally going to start earning his money. But perhaps the best news for this week is that the Arizona Cardinals are coming to Lambeau on Sunday. These are the same Cardinals who blew two leads against the Chiefs and infamously against Da Bearz, and just yesterday lost to what unanimously is considered the worst team in the league, the Raiders. Perhaps our young team can get another win under their belts before they shuffle off to Buffalo.