Sometimes things come full circle. On Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers announced that they have signed defensive tackle Brian Price to the practice squad.
That name should be familiar to Packers fans who follow the preseason closely, as the team signed him as an undrafted rookie following the 2016 NFL Draft. Price spent two offseasons with the Packers before the Dallas Cowboys claimed him on waivers following final cuts in 2017. He played in one game for the green and gold in 2016, suiting up for ten defensive snaps in a week three victory over the Detroit Lions.
Price last played in the NFL in 2018, when he made 13 appearances for the Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders. In 2019, following his release by the Browns at final cuts, he caught on briefly with the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad before receiving a futures contract from the Jacksonville Jaguars, with whom he spent the 2020 offseason.
The Packers also returned another player back to the practice squad, reinstating running back Dexter Williams from the practice squad/injured list. Williams played in two games earlier this year, earning two carries for eight yards against the 49ers before his injury. The former seventh-round draft pick will likely resume his role as an emergency option should the Packers find themselves short on bodies at his position moving forward; however, with A.J. Dillon back from the reserve/COVID-19 list, that would be unlikely barring any injuries to him, Aaron Jones, or Jamaal Williams.
In order to make room for these two players, the Packers removed two players from the practice squad, which was at its maximum capacity of 16. The Packers released tackle Ryan Pope and placed defensive end Delontae Scott on the practice squad/injured list.