Signed (1): OLB Ahmad Brooks Claimed (1): OLB Chris Odom Traded (1): OLB Jayrone Elliott. Burgess played in 14 games with nine starts for the Browns in 2017, recording 70 tackles (44 solo), four sacks, three passes defensed and a forced fumble. If injuries hit, though, and Fackrell has to play extensively, the production will surely drop. With the release of tackle Letroy Guion, 2016 first-rounder Clark needs to take a big step in his second year. Defensive line (6): Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, Ricky Jean Francois, Christian Ringo, Montravius Adams. "), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") Offensive line (10): David Bakhtiari, Bryan Bulaga, Corey Linsley, Lane Taylor, Jahri Evans, Don Barclay, Kyle Murphy, Jason Spriggs, Lucas Patrick, Justin McCray. At 6-foot-4 and 305 pounds, he has three sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions in his career. Why: Despite head coach Mike McCarthy praising the outside linebacker depth before training camp, clearly Thompson thought the position still wasn’t good enough after the roster cut-down.

Burgess, a 6-foot, 236-pound fourth-year player, was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Louisville in 2016. While Hill showed enough potential to be claimed by the Saints, Callahan returns for a second season. Brice and Evans, 2016 undrafted free agents, improved over the course of last season and are valuable special teamers. Nelson, Adams and Cobb are the incumbent regulars, while Janis, always a preseason sensation and special teams ace, and punt return man Davis, who has big-play potential but is mistake-prone, bring speed behind the starters. The Packers are hoping Rodgers, who’s in great shape, can stay healthy all season for the fourth straight year. Last season, the Packers called up nine different practice-squad players to the active roster at some point, so don’t dismiss these names. Wide receiver (5):  Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Jeff Janis, Trevor Davis. The injury kept Winn out of a camp in 2018 and he re-signed with Denver in April 2019 in hopes of restarting his career. Barclay, who hurt his ankle in the Aug. 10 preseason opener, will be eligible and almost assuredly brought back after Week 8. Yancey and the 6-foot-6 Clark will get more time to be developed. Spriggs, a 2016 second-round pick Thompson traded up to get, has been a huge disappointment, but it’s still too early to cut bait on him. As a rookie, he spent time on the practice squads of Miami, San Diego, Baltimore, Jacksonville and Cleveland. But Thompson prioritized offensive line depth, keeping all of the backups on an underwhelming second unit, and that meant difficult cuts at more talented position groups. Green Bay Packers roster for the 2019 NFL season.

When September arrived and the dust settled, 29 players had been released, three placed on injured reserve, two put on the physically unable to perform list and one was suspended.

The Green Bay Packers signed LB James Burgess from the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad and placed him on the exempt/commissioner permission list, activated LB Kamal (kuh-MALL) Martin from reserve/injured; designated for return, signed G Ben Braden and DL Billy Winn to the active roster from the practice squad, and elevated S Henry Black and RB Dexter Williams from the practice squad to the active roster for gameday. Of course, after his suspension, Allison will return in Week 2. Kickoff is at noon. ... Green Bay Packers 2017 NFL Season Preview - Win-Loss Predictions and More! A workhorse at Boston College, Packers rookie AJ Dillon has been used sparingly through the first five games. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1597166322662-mid-article-3'); }); Why: Matthews and Perry are as dangerous a pass-rushing tandem as any in the league, when they’re healthy. The Packers signed Brooks, who had 51.5 sacks in eight seasons with the 49ers, to a one-year contract, hoping he will help fill the pass-rushing void left by Peppers. The Green Bay Packers (4-1) will face the Houston Texans (1-5) at noon Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston. Why: After letting Cook walk in free agency, the Packers upgraded the talent at tight end by signing Bennett, a Pro Bowl-caliber player who’s a good blocker and a great receiver, and Kendricks, a pass-catching former Badger.

), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas. Jones, a playmaking third-round rookie, will – along with Burnett – play some linebacker in Green Bay’s "nitro" package. Why: Last year, this unit was deplorable. The transactions were announced Saturday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Davante Adams' 196 receiving yards against Houston are the most by any player in the NFL this season. He started the 2019 season on the practice squad of the New York Jets before being promoted to the active roster and starting the last 10 games. Losing Price was unfortunate. Follow along all day for updates. Outside linebacker (4): Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Kyler Fackrell, Ahmad Brooks On Sunday, it will be 1,365 days since his last game. Despite a lengthy inactives list, the Green Bay Packers bounced back from last week's loss at Tampa Bay to rout the Houston Texans.

He was released by the Jets after training camp this season and joined the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad on Oct. 13. This was the first year teams didn’t have to make two sets of roster cuts, instead doing all the trimming at once, from 90 to 53 men, which allowed them to get a longer look at fringe players and ostensibly make better-informed personnel decisions. On Sunday, Green Bay claimed Odom, an undrafted rookie edge rusher, from the Falcons; then Thompson dealt Elliott, who was a useful special-teams player for three seasons, to the Cowboys for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1597166322662-mid-article-2'); }); Why: Despite all the speculation during training camp that the Packers could again keep seven receivers at the talent-rich position, for now, these five familiar faces are it. “It was one of those moments where it’s, ‘Oh, (bleep).’ I just knew something wasn’t right.”. It'd be a surprise to see Pipkins active on game days. Why: The second-string offensive line didn’t do much to instill confidence in the unit’s depth during the preseason, but Thompson elected to go with quantity over quality. The Green Bay Packers on Saturday downgraded left tackle David Bakhtiari and made a series of roster moves before facing the Houston Texans on Sunday. Murphy, a seventh-rounder last year, has shown more ability at tackle. Find out the latest on your favorite NFL players on CBSSports.com. Ryan is good in pursuit but makes mental mistakes too much, while Thomas is basically just a coverage ‘backer. Cornerback (7): Davon House, Kevin King, Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins, Josh Hawkins, LaDarius Gunter, Lenzy Pipkins. Packers announce roster moves ... Burgess played in 14 games with nine starts for the Browns in 2017, recording 70 tackles (44 solo), four sacks, three passes defensed and a forced fumble. The Green Bay Packers (4-1) play at the Houston Texans (1-5) on Sunday at NRG Stadium. There are reasons for the diminished production, Packers outside linebackers coach Mike Smith says. Lowry has shown penetrating pass-rush potential. So, who's on it and why? The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding! He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. Green Bay signed him to the practice squad on Sept. 16. 2 on the Jets last season with a career-best 90 tackles (68 solo), an interception, six passes defensed, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a half a sack. Tight end (3): Martellus Bennett, Lance Kendricks, Richard Rodgers. GREEN BAY, Wis. – In an incredible story, the Green Bay Packers have elevated defensive lineman Billy Winn from the practice squad to the gameday roster for Sunday night at New Orleans. A sixth-round pick by Cleveland in 2012 out of Boise State, Winn has played in 68 games with 23 starts, including two starts with Denver when he last played in 2016. Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) Some thought Tripp was good enough to make the team, but Thompson probably figured he didn’t need four ILBs. ), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. Why: At a position of decreased importance across the NFL – inside linebackers rarely play three downs anymore, especially in Green Bay’s scheme, which utilizes more defensive backs – the Packers decided they only needed three guys. Last season, the Packers finished a surprising ninth in points allowed. They almost certainly overperformed with just the 15th-most points for and the 9th-fewest points against, but this is still a very talented roster top to bottom.

and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats! The Broncos released him in March.

Injuries and ineffectiveness doomed the Packers to finish as the second-worst pass defense in the league. 4 wideout spot. Green Bay releases WR Kalija Lipscomb from the practice squad, Green Bay activates WR Equanimeous St. Brown from reserve/injured, Green Bay also places rookie OL on IR-practice squad, signs receiver to practice squad, Dafney is a rookie out of Indiana State who spent a brief time in the Colts' training camp, Begelton spent the first three weeks of this season on the practice squad, Green Bay releases WR Caleb Scott from the practice squad, LB De'Jon Harris and DL Billy Winn elevated for gameday, The transactions were announced Saturday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst, Winfree was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Scott originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. When he’s back, the 6-3 Allison slides into the No.



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