Nov 28, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Green Bay Packers tackle Derek Sherrod (78) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Green Bay Packers Won’t Pick Up 2015 Option For Derek Sherrod

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.

As of now, Sherrod projects as no higher than third on the depth chart at tackle, behind starters David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga.

The 6-foot-5, 321-pound lineman was drafted out of Mississippi State and has yet to start a game.

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