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« Reply #105 on: June 11, 2018, 12:33:34 PM »
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The Packers have added to their already deep defensive line group. They signed DT Joey Mbu, who played in seven games for the Colts last season. He's also been on the practice squads of the Falcons and Redskins.

This fills out the empty roster spot the Packers had. Joey Mbu was a player I believe they had in for a 30 visit in 2015. Had interest in signing him as a UDFA that year. With Filipo Mokofisi retiring before he started, they were one camp body short on the DL to start training camp. Signing makes perfect sense from a roster balance standpoint.

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« Reply #106 on: June 11, 2018, 01:46:27 PM »
This signing fits with Pettines defensive philosophy on building a defense off a strong DL. The more bodies he has to work with, the more competition they will have.
Cream will rise to the top.
Makes me wonder if they will keep 6, or maybe 7, DL?

Big boys get tuckered out faster. Pettine may want to do a lot (A LOT) of rotating along the DL to keep guys fresh.

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« Reply #107 on: June 11, 2018, 03:01:11 PM »
This signing fits with Pettines defensive philosophy on building a defense off a strong DL. The more bodies he has to work with, the more competition they will have.
Cream will rise to the top.
Makes me wonder if they will keep 6, or maybe 7, DL?

Big boys get tuckered out faster. Pettine may want to do a lot (A LOT) of rotating along the DL to keep guys fresh.

The answer to having a strong DL against you is to run the "hurry up" offense, and, with someone like AR, catch them with 12 guys on the field when they try to sub someone in. So, as always, move/countermove. But, yeah, the more competition, the more likely to have the best players on the team. And also, with more guys with prior NFL experience, the guys coming in won't be inexperienced. Could Gutekunst have a more veteran team than TT usually had? Stay tuned. 
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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #108 on: June 11, 2018, 03:17:23 PM »
Seems like the kind of guy you can root for:

https://www.patspulpit.com/2015/3/19/8184503/bbs-next-hidden-gem-1-joey-mbu-nt-dt-houston

Funny guy, too:

    Asked 6-2, 315-pound Joey Mbu his best NFL position. "Slot receiver."
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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #109 on: July 13, 2018, 03:01:44 PM »
According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the team successfully claimed guard Ethan Cooper off waivers from the New York Giants, waiving undrafted free-agent tackle Kyle Meadows to create room.

A 6-foot-2, 322-pound guard, Cooper spent 2017 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Giants. Though New York retained him for 2018 on a futures contract, they waived him on Thursday to make room for veteran offensive lineman Zac Kerin. Cooper played his college ball for the IUP Crimson Hawks, a Division II program. He went unselected in the 2017 NFL Draft before landing in Pittsburgh.

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« Reply #110 on: July 14, 2018, 06:59:29 PM »
Thanks, RT.  I'd guess a guy who's had a year in camps and practice and NFL body-building would probably be more likely to be Nowacrat serviceable.  I wonder if he has any center experience, or if that was a factor?  Given all the mixture at interior, you never know. 

I always love these D2 underdog stories.  :)

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« Reply #111 on: August 06, 2018, 11:47:31 AM »
The Packers have signed RB Akeem Judd, placed LBs Jake Ryan and C.J. Johnson on injured reserve, and released G Ethan Cooper.

Cooper's cup of coffee is finished, it was was a good visit. My guess is that Johnson will be waived soon with an injury settlement and Ryan's season is now officially over.

Judd in all likelihood is there as a campbody to supply a few reps here and there with Jones and Mays both down with what hopefully are short term injuries. 

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« Reply #112 on: August 08, 2018, 08:50:07 AM »
The Packers have signed LB James Crawford.

Crawford, a 6-foot-2, 239-pound rookie, played in 36 games during four seasons at the University of Illinois. He served as a team captain as a senior and was named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches. Crawford will wear No. 54 for the Packers.

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« Reply #113 on: August 08, 2018, 09:57:38 AM »
The Packers have signed LB James Crawford.

Crawford, a 6-foot-2, 239-pound rookie, played in 36 games during four seasons at the University of Illinois. He served as a team captain as a senior and was named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches. Crawford will wear No. 54 for the Packers.

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« Reply #114 on: August 10, 2018, 06:32:33 AM »
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New Packers OT Byron Bell's contract:
$500,000 signing bonus
$850,000 base salary
$362,000 in current bonuses/incentives
Cap charge of $1.712M

Those numbers suggest he is going to be on the roster come opening day, they don't handout 500k signing bonuses to camp bodies. That makes just short of 4M paid out this week to very marginal players. Keep foolishly paying marginal players that are just looking to collect on
one more contract before they ride off into the sunset and in time it will cost them the ability to sign a core player to a second contract.

Wonder how that 500K signing bonus tastes today at 1265 Lombardi Avenue today.

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« Reply #115 on: August 10, 2018, 09:23:43 AM »
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New Packers OT Byron Bell's contract:
$500,000 signing bonus
$850,000 base salary
$362,000 in current bonuses/incentives
Cap charge of $1.712M

Those numbers suggest he is going to be on the roster come opening day, they don't handout 500k signing bonuses to camp bodies. That makes just short of 4M paid out this week to very marginal players. Keep foolishly paying marginal players that are just looking to collect on
one more contract before they ride off into the sunset and in time it will cost them the ability to sign a core player to a second contract.

Wonder how that 500K signing bonus tastes today at 1265 Lombardi Avenue today.

One bad outing in an exhibition game is not good, but hardly time to throw in the towel on a probable backup. Its all a process, and there are some who say that Hundley should have been more aware, rather than blaming the sack/interception exclusively on Bell. Either way, what happens when the games count is what matters.
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« Reply #116 on: August 10, 2018, 09:38:54 AM »
Yeah, pretty rough, yikes.  Kinda scary that as bad as he looked, that Spriggs and Murphy looked crummy, too. 

Man, with all the injures that Bakhti and Bulaga have had, and what a physically grueling position OT is, those two guys look **really** crucial for how this season might play out.  Really really hoping Bakhti and Bulaga stay healthy this year. 

And however crummy Bell looked, the coaches chose to be playing him ahead of Spriggs.  Wonder what Spriggs did?  An MM comment implied he may have started Bell ahead of Spriggs for some disciplinary reason.  I guess that's bad and good.  Maybe bad that Spriggs effort or responsibility or whatever is problematic and needs disciplinary action.  Maybe good in that maybe Spriggs not starting might not necessarily mean that he looks even worse in practice than Bell?   

Whatever, sure hope Spriggs somehow can step up and become relatively anti-awful.  NOn-trivial chance that Bulaga and/or Bakhi are going to miss some snaps this season. 

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #117 on: August 17, 2018, 05:49:28 AM »

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Re: Packers transactions
« Reply #118 on: August 18, 2018, 01:30:26 PM »
The Packers have signed RB LeShun Daniels and placed RB Akeem Judd on the reserve/retired list. The transactions were announced Saturday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

This is the 4th UDFA to retire since the draft. Gute may want to add one more part to his player evaluation process, like finding out if they really even want to play football as a career.

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« Reply #119 on: August 18, 2018, 01:36:48 PM »
The Packers have signed RB LeShun Daniels and placed RB Akeem Judd on the reserve/retired list. The transactions were announced Saturday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

This is the 4th UDFA to retire since the draft. Gute may want to add one more part to his player evaluation process, like finding out if they really even want to play football as a career.

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