The Green Bay Packers announced a roster transaction on Tuesday afternoon, but it was a minor tweak to the practice squad rather than any notable addition to the 53-man roster. The move effectively ends up being a swap of interior offensive linemen on the team’s practice squad, as the team released Austin Davis and signed rookie free agent Anthony Coyle to that unit.
Davis, who primarily played center and dabbled at guard in training camp, was an undrafted free agent signing out of Duke. The Packers paid him a $6,000 signing bonus to sign with the team, but he was waived at final cuts and landed on the practice squad.
Coyle, a rookie free agent from Fordham University, takes his place. Though a guard in the NFL, Coyle was a left tackle in college, fitting the trend that the Packers tended to look for in all their linemen under Ted Thompson and now Brian Gutekunst. He also put up very good numbers in agility drills at his Pro Day, with a 3-cone time of 7.71 seconds and a short shuttle of 4.79.
Initially signing with the Houston Texans after a tryout invitation, Coyle was waived at final cuts and did not earn an invitation back onto Houston’s practice squad.
Stay tuned to see if any additional roster moves take place given the Packers’ large group of free agent workouts on Tuesday.