Green Bay Packers: Rookie report entering final stretch of season
By Kenn Korb
Green Bay’s final pick hasn’t had to see the field because of his crowded position group, but due to some certain formational calls he’s actually gotten a few snaps in the past few weeks.
In the past four games, Murphy has been given eight snaps as a part of heavy formations. This is a result of them attempting to mix things up on offense, getting tons of different personnel involved to juice up what was proving to be a flailing gameplan.
Without that change, Murphy wouldn’t be seeing any time. Though guys like J.C. Tretter and T.J. Lang have been hurt in recent weeks, others such as Corey Linsley and Spriggs have been ahead of him ready to take over. It would take at least another major injury — likely to one of their tackles — to get Murphy on the field beyond this sort of specialized usage.
Hopefully that doesn’t happen, and Murphy just picks up a few more snaps in those heavy sets in the final four weeks.