As NFL teams enter the final hours before the deadline to exercise the fifth-year option on players from the class of 2011, there are only a few teams left that need to make their decisions.
One player who a team has yet to make a decision on is Green Bay Packers’ offensive tackle Derek Sherrod.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers will not be picking up Sherrod’s option.
Don’t know if #Packers have informed Derek Sherrod of this yet, but they don’t plan to pick up his fifth-year option. Deadline is tonight.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) May 2, 2014
His option would have been worth a reported $7.438MM.
This really comes as no surprise. After breaking his leg back in 2011, Sherrod has had a difficult time getting back on the field. Sherrod is not even currently expected to be a starter in 2014 and the Packers have since drafted another tackle (Bryan Bulaga), who is starting ahead of him. Investing that much money in a guy who is currently the team’s third tackle just doesn’t make sense.
Sherrod was selected by the Packers with the 32nd overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.