Already playing without starting tackle Chad Clifton, the Green Bay Packers lost a pair of rookies during their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. First Bryan Bulaga went down with a knee injury, then his replacement Derek Sherrod broke his leg.
The Packers put Sherrod on injured reserve and replaced him on the roster with former Chiefs sixth round pick Herb Taylor. “The Love Bug” played in 18 games for Kansas City in 2007-08 before the team released him just before the 2009 season.
Taylor was signed by the Denver Broncos after the Chiefs released him and made stop with the New York Giants, and Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL. He wasn’t on an active NFL roster in 2010 or 2011 and hasn’t appeared in a regular season game since 2008.
If Green Bay is forced to actually use Taylor for any meaningful snaps in the final two games or in the playoffs, it’s hard to imagine they will be able to march up and down the field the way they had done most of the season. Instead things would look more like they did Sunday against the Chiefs.