The Green Bay Packers had an empty spot on their 53-man roster to fill on Wednesday, following the announcements of some roster transactions on Tuesday. Specifically, Aaron Rodgers’ return to injured reserve and fullback Joe Kerridge’s release opened up two spots on the 53-man roster, one of which was filled when the team re-signed quarterback Joe Callahan.
On Wednesday, we learned of the move that will bring the Packers back up to 53, as the team announced that they have signed center Dillon Day, who had been a member of the Denver Broncos’ practice squad.
This is Day’s third year with the Broncos organization, as he signed with the team as an undrafted free agent shortly after the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft. Day then spent the entirety of the 2015 and 2016 seasons on the Broncos’ practice squad, landing on that unit again to start 2017. Denver signed him to the active roster for one week in October, cutting him loose just three days later. At that time, the Indianapolis Colts claimed him on waivers, but they released him two weeks later; the Broncos were then quick to scoop him back up onto the practice squad immediately thereafter.
Day, who played his college football at Mississippi State, is listed at 6’4” and 296 pounds. He was a four-year starter for the Bulldogs and was named to the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy in 2014. He becomes the only other player on the Packers’ roster besides Corey Linsley to be listed at the center position.
Here are a pair of comments on Day from two writers at Mile High Report, the SB Nation blog covering the Denver Broncos:
He's a zone scheme center. He's been stuck on our roster/PS last few years so there's obviously stuff to like from the coaches, but we haven't seen much from him. He's looked ok in the preseason games that I've noticed. Gets pushed around some.
I remember watching him closely during preseason games and he looked terrible. He's completely unable to get movement in the run game against guys who are now selling cell phones.