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Packers activate Ibraheim Campbell from PUP list & release OLB Tim Williams

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The Green Bay Packers are finally getting some reinforcements at the safety and hybrid linebacker spots.

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It has been nearly a full year since Ibraheim Campbell played his most recent football game. The safety bounced around to three different teams in 2018, settling in with the Green Bay Packers after the team sent several safeties to injured reserve. Unfortunately, Campbell landed there himself after tearing his left ACL, and he has been rehabbing ever since.

This week, however, Campbell is back on the 53-man roster for the first time in almost a year. The Packers have officially activated him from the Physically Unable to Perform list, doing so in time for their week ten game against the Carolina Panthers. In order to make room on the active roster for Campbell, the Packers waived outside linebacker Tim Williams.

Campbell likely will contribute at safety and nickel/dime linebacker when he returns, a position that he manned late last season before his injury. He totaled 18 tackles with the Packers in just three games a year ago, and would be a logical candidate to plug in next to Blake Martinez when the team wants both some thump and coverage ability on the inside.

Williams, meanwhile, finds himself the victim of a numbers game on defense. The Packers claimed him from the Baltimore Ravens a few weeks ago but he was an inactive on gameday since his acquisition.