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Sherrod Stays Positive Through Bleak Times

Sherrod (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Even now, as Derek Sherrod appears healthy and ready to show his stuff, his long-term future on the team is tenuous. That's because plenty has changed — for him and for others.

Three years ago, Derek Sherrod was a rookie first-round pick. The long-term goal was for him to become the Green Bay Packers’ left tackle of the future. The short-term goal was for him to compete at left guard. Sherrod failed to win that job, then was so-so in extensive playing time at right tackle in an October game at Atlanta and at left tackle in a December home game against Oakland. A week...

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