Packers TE Bostick sidelined into Oct?

The Green Bay Packers still have to figure out how to plug the hole they have at tight end, as they move on from the injured Jermichael Finley -- and it appears that they will begin the season sans one of their top pass-catching options at the position.

"Sources said [Brandon Bostick] suffered a slight fracture of the fibula in his right leg catching a pass Saturday in St. Louis," wrote Bob McGinn and Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

"According to sources, the best-case scenario for the Packers would be to have him on the field for the second or third games. One source, however, said the injury could sideline Bostick into October."

Bostick appeared to be in position to take on the primary pass-catching TE role. Now those move-TE duties likely will fall on the shoulders of rookie Richard Rodgers, with Andrew Quarless working primarily as a blocker.

As for Finley, it looks like even with Bostick's extended absence, the Pack won't turn to the free agent for help.

"Jermichael Finley remains a free agent, but a source familiar with the Packers' thinking has said it's unlikely the team would consider re-signing him following fusion surgery Nov. 14," McGinn and Dunne added.