Read here from Jason Wilde. While it’s never good when someone goes down (especially Tauscher – easily one of my favorite Packers), the timing of this injury may be “good” for a couple reasons: 1) how the Packers perform in the remaining 3 games doesn’t really matter now that they are almost completely out of the playoff hunt and 2) as Wilde points out, Tauscher’s contract is up at the end of the year. While it stinks for Tauscher because he might have been a sought after free agent and he might have landed a nice contract, the knee injury might make him less attractive on the market thereby giving the Pack a better chance of retaining him for a value.
As much as I like Tauscher and in previous years thought he was massively underrated, I can admit that he has only been OK this year. Still, I would much rather keep Tauscher going forward than Clifton (who was overrated in 2007 and exposed in 2008).