The Packers tryout on Tuesday was all defense
Tuesday was a busy day for the Green Bay Packers ahead of their Week 9 game against the Detroit Lions. The Packers brass was on the phone trying to add much-needed help at wide receiver. Other staff was evaluating defensive talent during a Packers’ tryout. The team expected to land a wide receiver as they worked out two defensive linemen and a linebacker.
The Packers released running back Patrick Taylor from the active roster and linebacker Kobe Jones from the practice squad. With the opening, the Packers brought in three for a tryout. According to Aaron Wilson with KRPC, the Packers brought in defensive tackles Austin Faoliu and Jordan Williams. The tryout also included former Chicago Bears linebacker, Charles Snowden.
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 1, 2022
Snowden has a history with the Packers
Snowden is an exciting prospect in the Packers tryout after releasing Jones this week. He played at Virginia and earned All-ACC honors for the 2020 season. The Bears signed Snowden as an undrafted free agent in 2021. Ironically enough, Snowden made his first active roster and played for the Bears against the Packers last season. It’ll be interesting to see if he can make the practice squad this week.
The Packers didn’t add a tight end or wide receiver to the tryout on Tuesday. The Packers missed out on trading for one before the deadline. However, with the emphasis here on defense and a few releases, one would expect the Packers to be aggressive in free agency for a top wide receiver.