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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2019, 06:43:20 PM »
Packers adding LSU kicker Cole Tracy to the list of players that will take part in the Rookie mini camp on May 3-4 on a tryout basis.

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/sports/lsu/article_165aeb7c-6851-11e9-8e33-3f185578603f.html

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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #31 on: April 29, 2019, 08:10:42 AM »
I am updating this now, but there should be several more tryout players that will be added to this list in the next few days. The Packers are at the 90 man roster limit (tryout players do not count against the roster limit) and because of the fact that they normally sign a couple of the tryout players to FA contracts after the rookie mini camp, I do expect that a few of the current players that are at the bottom of the depth charts to be released in the next few days also. 

QB Manny Wilkins - Arizona State
QB Taylor Cornelius - Oklahoma State (Tryout)
QB CJ Collins - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Tryout)

OL Yosh Nijman - Virginia Tech
OL Larry Williams - Oklahoma State

TE Davis Koppenhaver - Duke

WR Matt Eaton - Iowa State
WR Darius Shepherd - North Dakota State University (Tryout)
WR Jamarius Way - South Alabama (Tryout)

LS Patrick Eby - Columbia (Tryout)

EDGE Randy Ramsey - Arkansas
EDGE Greg Roberts - Baylor

LB Curtis Bolton - Oklahoma

CB Nate Brooks - North Texas
CB Kabion Ento - Colorado
CB Devonte Williams - Texas A&M Kingsville (Tryout)
CB Deion Harris - North Dakota (Tryout)

DB Javien Hamilton - Mississippi
DB Nydair Rouse - West Chester (Tryout)

K Cole Tracy - LSU (Tryout)
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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2019, 09:10:37 AM »
Thanks for the work and listings, RT!  Much appreciated. 

3 thoughts:
1.  I almost feel like the roster is deeper than in some recent years, and it may be a little harder for multiple UDFA to make the opening roster.  Last year, for example, it seemed pretty obvious that TE was wide open for the taking, and so too was ILB.  Not sure I see quite as much opportunity now?
2.  That said, injury is always the unpredictable gateway.  Hopefully injuries are few and the injury gateways remain shut for most or all position groups!  :)
3.  Making the opening roster is one thing; making the PS is much easier.  *IF* a guy makes the PS, then he has a whole season's worth of opportunity for injury to open roster spots.  So for a lot of UDFA guys, the 63-man roster is the avenue.   


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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2019, 10:44:08 AM »
Been told that Vanderbilt LB Josh Smith was offered a tryout with the Packers, just waiting for someone to actually report it. Hopefully sometime this afternoon or tomorrow morning we have an announcement on it.

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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #34 on: April 29, 2019, 11:17:41 AM »
Iowa State TE Sam Seonbuchner announced on his twitter account that he was 'Excited for the opportunity to tryout for Green Bay Packers'.

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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2019, 11:29:32 AM »
Thanks for the work and listings, RT!  Much appreciated. 

3 thoughts:
1.  I almost feel like the roster is deeper than in some recent years, and it may be a little harder for multiple UDFA to make the opening roster.  Last year, for example, it seemed pretty obvious that TE was wide open for the taking, and so too was ILB.  Not sure I see quite as much opportunity now?
2.  That said, injury is always the unpredictable gateway.  Hopefully injuries are few and the injury gateways remain shut for most or all position groups!  :)
3.  Making the opening roster is one thing; making the PS is much easier.  *IF* a guy makes the PS, then he has a whole season's worth of opportunity for injury to open roster spots.  So for a lot of UDFA guys, the 63-man roster is the avenue.

All true. The position groups that have the best chance to add a UDFA to the 53 are often the ones with marginal players who have flatlined. One such place may well be EDGE, if Kendall Donnerson and Reggie Gilbert have not taken that next step of improving than the door is wide open for a player like Greg Roberts from Baylor to step on in. One of the things that is always interesting to me with the Packers and their UDFA's is to follow the money. Who do they put that little extra into to make sure they land them and that is why I think this tweet is very telling.

 
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Green Bay Packers gave $65,000 base salary guarantee and $7,000 signing bonus to undrafted rookie Greg Roberts.

I may have just missed it in the past, but I have never seen GB make that kind of commitment to any UDFA. 

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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2019, 11:56:15 AM »
....Green Bay Packers gave $65,000 base salary guarantee and $7,000 signing bonus to undrafted rookie Greg Roberts.

I may have just missed it in the past, but I have never seen GB make that kind of commitment to any UDFA.

Same.  Not sure I recall seeing reports on "base salary guarantee" in past, only the signing bonus.

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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2019, 06:28:04 PM »
In review of the recent UDFA's that have made the Packers roster, it appears the Greg Roberts may have a fairly good shot. Edge rushers that went undrafted yet made the Packers roster as rookies include Jayrone Elliott, Reggie Gilbert, Chris Odom, Dezman Moses, Andy Mulumba, Frank Zombo and Vic So'oto. So their is a chance.

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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #40 on: April 29, 2019, 09:17:47 PM »
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Green Bay Packers gave $65,000 base salary guarantee and $7,000 signing bonus to undrafted rookie Greg Roberts.

I may have just missed it in the past, but I have never seen GB make that kind of commitment to any UDFA.

Apparently there was some competition for his services. A guess, not a proven fact.
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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2019, 08:48:08 AM »
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Green Bay Packers gave $65,000 base salary guarantee and $7,000 signing bonus to undrafted rookie Greg Roberts.

I may have just missed it in the past, but I have never seen GB make that kind of commitment to any UDFA.


Apparently there was some competition for his services. A guess, not a proven fact.

I think it is very fair to assume that.
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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2019, 09:25:51 AM »
I am updating this now even though our low-hanging fruit pickers for Packers beat writers are too busy drinking coffee to dig into who the Packers have coming to the rookie mini camp.   

QB Manny Wilkins - Arizona State
QB Taylor Cornelius - Oklahoma State (Tryout)
QB CJ Collins - Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Tryout)

OL Yosh Nijman - Virginia Tech
OL Larry Williams - Oklahoma State

TE Davis Koppenhaver - Duke
TE  Sam Seonbuchner - Iowa Sate (Tryout)

WR Matt Eaton - Iowa State
WR Darius Shepherd - North Dakota State University (Tryout)
WR Jamarius Way - South Alabama (Tryout)

LS Patrick Eby - Columbia (Tryout)

EDGE Randy Ramsey - Arkansas
EDGE Greg Roberts - Baylor

LB Curtis Bolton - Oklahoma
LB Koron Crump - Arizona State
LB Josh Smith - Vanderbilt (Tryout)

CB Nate Brooks - North Texas
CB Kabion Ento - Colorado
CB Devonte Williams - Texas A&M Kingsville (Tryout)
CB Deion Harris - North Dakota (Tryout)

DB Javien Hamilton - Mississippi
DB Nydair Rouse - West Chester (Tryout)

K Cole Tracy - LSU (Tryout)
« Last Edit: April 30, 2019, 09:35:13 AM by RT »

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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2019, 01:35:49 PM »
Kentucky TE signed with Giants.  CJ Conrad.  They know a few things about tight ends!

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Re: UDFA's
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2019, 01:40:11 PM »
Would like to see some lb's added here like Hodge from Buffalo or Tre Lemar from Clemson.  Even with the new guys our LB's are sad!!!!!