On Saturday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers (and the rest of the teams in the National Football League) made their final roster cuts to reach a 53-man active roster. Waivers have now processed, and teams can begin signing players to their practice squad.
As Sunday and Monday go along, we'll be keeping track of confirmed signings to the Packers' 10-man squad. It's also worth going over a quick refresher of practice squad eligibility and rules. Here are the general eligibility requirements.
- The practice squad can consist of 10 players.
- Two spots can be used on players who have one or two Accrued Seasons but who would otherwise not fit the remaining conditions.
- The rest of the players must have either (1) no accrued seasons of play or (2) one accrued season but fewer than 9 games active on the game-day roster.
As of early Sunday afternoon, the Packers have one player signed to the practice squad: wide receiver Myles White.
#Packers have signed WR Myles White to their practice squad, per a league source.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 31, 2014
Since White was active for only seven games in his rookie year (2013), he meets the standard eligibility requirements and does not take up one of the two spots that we'll refer to as "veterans".
12:10 PM: Safety Chris Banjo, who played all 16 games a year ago, has also been signed:
Safety Chris Banjo has cleared waivers and will be on #Packers practice squad, per league source. Green Bay's gamble paid off.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 31, 2014
This is great news for the Packers. Banjo will count as of the two "veteran" spots because of his playing time last year.
12:35 PM: tight end Justin Perillo appears set to rejoin the team, as his aunt tweeted congratulations to him on making the practice squad.
12:40 PM: Good news, everyone! Cornerback Jumal Rolle is also back on the Packers practice squad after clearing waivers! (Or is he? Keep reading for more on Rolle...)
2:00 PM: The Packers announced the full 10-man practice squad, but Jumal Rolle is nowhere to be found. Names not previously reported are: wide receivers Alex Gillett and Kevin Dorsey, linebacker Adrian Hubbard, defensive end Luther Robinson, and center Garth Gerhart.
2:10 PM: Something is fishy regarding Jumal Rolle, as the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood reports:
Plan is still for Jumal Rolle to be on #Packers PS, per source. He's at home today and not at practice, but expected to return tomorrow.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 31, 2014
We'll try to keep track of this situation as it develops.
Packers' Final(-ish) Practice Squad
WR Kevin Dorsey
WR Alex Gillett
WR Myles White
RB Michael Hill
TE Justin Perillo
OT Jeremy Vujnovich
C Garth Gerhart
DE Luther Robinson
OLB Adrian Hubbard
S Chris Banjo