Ted Thompson isn’t officially out of the Green Bay Packers’ general manager chair just yet, and although that time is coming soon, he is still making plans to set the team up for the future.
On Wednesday, he took one of those steps by signing a practice squad player to a futures contract. That player is offensive lineman Kofi Amichia, whom Thompson selected as a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Amichia spent the entire 2017 season on the practice squad, but this contract allows him to remain with the organization through the offseason.
This comes on the heels of transactions announced on Tuesday amid the discussions about Thompson’s future. Tuesday’s transactions were similar, as the team signed five of their other practice squad players to the 90-man roster. Those players include wide receivers Jake Kumerow, Colby Pearson, and DeAngelo Yancey, tight end Robert Tonyan, and long-snapper Zach Triner.
Yancey is the most notable of that group, as he was a fifth-round draft pick out of Purdue in 2017. However, like Amichia, he spent the full season on the practice squad and was passed over by Michael Clark when the team elected to promote a player to the 53 late in the season.
The Packers have three players remaining from their practice squad who are at present unsigned: defensive tackle Izaah Lunsford, cornerback Raysean Pringle, and linebacker Ahmad Thomas.