According to a report, the Green Bay Packers will decline the fifth-year option for offensive tackle Derek Sherrod, the 32nd pick in the first round in 2011.
Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, citing an NFL source, reported the story Friday.
Sherrod was a member of the first draft class in which first-round selections signed four-year contracts with a club option for a fifth year.
Sherrod has not done a lot in his first three years in Green Bay. He played in five games as a rookie before breaking his leg on Dec. 18, 2011, and missed all of the 2012 season.
His recovery from the injury was a long one—he wasn’t activated until Nov. 5 last season. He played just six offensive snaps last season, all in the final minutes of the Thanksgiving Day loss at Detroit.
The option year would pay Sherrod $7.438 million, an awfully steep figure for a player who has seen action in just 12 NFL games in three years.
The 6-foot-5, 321-pound lineman was drafted out of Mississippi State and has yet to start a game.