Tretter could be an option at center

December, 10, 2013
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers had planned to work rookie offensive lineman JC Tretter at center this summer to see if the former Ivy League tackle could make the transition.

Their plans were delayed when Tretter broke his ankle on May 20 in the team’s first organized team activity practice. He missed the entire offseason program and all of training camp after undergoing surgery.

They have a chance to get a real, live look at him now. The fourth-round pick from Cornell was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday. He took the roster spot of receiver Myles White, who was placed on injured reserve. White’s injury was not disclosed.

Tretter began practicing three weeks ago, but now could be used in game action. When asked last week if he still sees Tretter as a possible center, offensive line coach James Campen said: “Yes, I do. He’s also been a tackle and a guard. We have some flexibility with him obviously.”

The Packers have a decision to make about the future of their center position because first-year starter Evan Dietrich-Smith is in the final year of his contract.

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter



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