Though the Green Bay Packers enter their bye week, the front office remains active. On Tuesday, the team released reserve offensive lineman Don Barclay off injured reserve and added wide receiver Max McCaffrey to the practice squad, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein.
Perhaps no team has dealt with more injuries across the offensive line as the Packers, who have quite literally played without any tackles at points this season. Their offensive interior has recently endured issues of its own, with Lane Taylor suffering ankle and knee injuries and Corey Linsley battling through back problems. For those reasons, the multi-position Barclay seemed a likely candidate to return off injured reserve after the eight-week waiting period concluded.
With Barclay out of Green Bay, only Aaron Rodgers, Quinten Rollins, Jason Spriggs, Kyle Murphy, Herb Waters, David Talley, and Jacob Schum remain on injured reserve. Save for Waters and Schum, both of whom landed on IR before the final cuts, the Packers can activate up to two players from the list after the requisite waiting period.
Meanwhile, McCaffrey fills a spot on the practice squad vacated by the recently promoted Jermaine Whitehead. McCaffrey spent parts of 2016 and this past offseason with Green Bay, ultimately falling short of making the final 53-man roster. McCaffrey can begin practicing with the team following the bye week.