The Green Bay Packers added a new tight end to the practice squad
The Green Bay Packers want to add depth to the offense this year. Injuries at pass-catching positions have plagued the team. The team needs help in many areas, but getting more help at tight end and wide receiver could be critical to a turnaround this season. As the Packers’ offense continues to struggle and the team has a losing record before their Week 8 game, the team made a change on the practice squad at tight end.
According to a statement by the Packers Tuesday afternoon, the team added tight end Josh Babicz, to the practice squad. To make room for Babicz, the Packers announced they released tight end, Shaun Beyer. Per the statement, Babicz is a rookie who spent time with the Carolina Panthers this season:
(BAB-itch) Babicz (6-6, 255) is rookie out of North Dakota State that originally signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent on May 1. He was released by the Panthers after training camp and spent some time on the Panthers’ practice squad this season. Babicz played in 55 games in four seasons for the Bison, registering 40 receptions for 633 yards (15.8 avg.) with 11 touchdowns. He earned second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors as a senior after being named honorable mention as a junior. Babicz will wear No. 80 for the Packers.
Hopefully, this move will work out for the Packers. It’s possible he could see the field for the Packers this season. Tight end Robert Tonyan has been great since his injury, and Marcedes Lewis has remained healthy this season. But you never know when their statuses will change. Beyer didn’t have that opportunity. He has nothing on the stat sheet for the Packers this season.
Here are some highlights of the new Packers practice squad member in college: