Quarless Practices for First Time Since Injuring Knee
With week 6 in the rearview mirror, the time has finally come when players who started the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list can return to practice. This week, Packers tight end Andrew Quarless was one of those players.
Earlier today, Quarless returned to practice after significantly injuring his knee last December. The injury occurred while the then-23-year-old was making a cut while on kick coverage, only to have his knee collapse on him. You can see the video below:
According to the same Packers.com blog post, Mike McCarthy said that Quarless would “work primarily on the “look” or scout teams in practice this week and then possibly move into special teams work as time goes on.” Players on the PUP list have 3 weeks to practice with the team (starting today) without counting against the 53-man roster. Before that 3 weeks expires, the team either has to sign him to the active roster, place him on IR, or release him.
The Packers are currently carrying 4 tight ends on their roster, so returning to the active roster will be no cakewalk for Quarless. That being said, Quarless has much better career numbers than the bottom 2 on the depth chart (D.J. Williams and Ryan Taylor) & a Super Bowl Ring to go with them.
In other PUP news, second-year Browns defensive Phil Taylor will not practice this week as he continues to recover from a pectoral injury.