Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Packers Shuffle The Bottom of the Roster

The Packers have signed two players from the practice squad (WR Kevin Dorsey and DT Luther Robinson) over the last several days, and lost one promising CB to the Texans (Jumal Rolle).
Unfortunately these moves led to the release of 4th year TE Ryan Taylor. He was a steady player who helped on special teams, but with TE Brandon Bostick returning from injury, the roster was a little overloaded with TEs (plus Justin Perillo on the practice squad) and Taylor had the least upside.

Robinson's already been a contributor in place of Josh Boyd (knee injury) with a tipped pass that was intercepted by LB Julius Peppers. Dorsey has the skills to be a good receiver, but he had trouble catching passes during the preseason. He might not even be active on Sunday, unless they decide to move him ahead of rookie WR Jeff Janis while WR Jarrett Boykin (knee and groin injuries) remains out.

The recent signing to the practice squad (an offensive lineman, defensive end, and cornerback) look like moves intended to fill out the scout team in practice. But you never know, Robinson's come out of almost nowhere to contribute, and it will happen again.

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