In an effort to continue to shore up depth at linebacker, the Green Bay Packers claimed Nicholas Grigsby off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens per report.
A product of the University of Pittsburgh, just like fellow linebacker James Folton who also signed with Green Bay on Sunday, Grigsby is his entering his fourth season having played on five teams including two stints with the Ravens. He was initially signed as an undrafted free agent by the Los Angeles Rams in 2016 before also playing for the aforementioned Ravens, the New England Patriots, the Detroit Lions and now the Packers.
Grigsby has 15 tackles to his name but is known for his special teams prowess. Curtis Bolton continues to recover from a knee injury but Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports Bolton is off crutches and doesn’t feel his injury is the dreaded ACL tear. While Bolton remains out indefinitely, it’s at least good to know he and the Packers likely avoided the worst case scenario and he’s not as hurt as originally feared.
Meanwhile, Grigsby has been the quintessential journeyman and definitely faces an uphill battle to survive the cut down to 53 players. He’ll get one chance to prove his value on Thursday against the Kansas City Chiefs and that comes on abbreviated week of practice.
Still it’s good to see general manager Brian Gutekunst already trying to build up arguably the weakest spot on defense. Chances are he will be scouting players that victims of roster cuts in about a week.