CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Ben Jacobs #54 of the Cleveland Browns pursues Diondre Borel #19 of the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 13, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Packers 27-17. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
A total of seven players have reportedly been signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad after failing to be offered a spot on any team's 53-man roster. None of the players who were released by the Packers on Friday were able to latch on with new teams, and a few of them will be sticking around. Those players are, according to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette:
It's worth noting that the Coleman signing hasn't been confirmed by the same outlet as the others, but it would be pretty stunning if Coleman was not offered a place on the Packers' practice squad.
The other signings were pretty much expected. Borel and Guy were with the team last season and will have another chance to make the team next season if they aren't picked up by other teams as injuries occur and teams need bodies.
Rookies Andrew Datko, Marc Tyler and B.J. Coleman were always expected to make the practice squad if they didn't make the 53-man roster. Bostick and Van Roten were undrafted rookies who came on later; Bostick was a tryout player, Van Roten signed well into the summer. They both impressed in camp and making a practice squad was their realistic goal coming into the summer.
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