The Green Bay Packers and general manager Brian Gutekunst continue to churn the back end of the team’s roster through training camp in 2019, and that trend continued on Monday. A day after turning over three spots on the 90-man roster, the Packers made another pair of transactions, both affecting the team’s secondary.
The first is the addition of cornerback Jackson Porter, a six-foot corner out of the University of Massachusetts. Porter went undrafted in 2018 but latched on with the Baltimore Ravens that summer. However, he was released at final cuts last August and was out of football the remainder of the season. Porter was a reserve cornerback at UMass, starting seven games in his college career. Draftscout.com reports that he recorded a 4.47-second time in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day last year along with a time of 6.99 seconds in the 3-cone drill.
In order to make room for Porter, the Packers have released safety Mike Tyson, waiving him with an injury designation. Tyson was one of several Packers to suffer an injury in last Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders in Winnipeg. Tyson was on the field for a total of 37 defensive snaps in the Packers’ first two preseason games, but logged 36 plays prior to his injury last week to bring his preseason total to 65. In that time, he recorded four total tackles (3 solo, 1 assist) and another tackle on special teams.
The Packers’ roster remains at 90 players now following these moves. Every NFL team must cut their active roster down to 53 players by 4:00 PM Eastern Time on Saturday, August 31st.