With the 53-man rosters rounding out now, many teams are shifting focus to their practice squads. The new wave in the NFL has been the expanded practice squad roster, which is 16 players. The Packers rounded out their practice squad after signing Shaun Beyer and Micah Abernathy on.
However, the Packers worked out multiple players Thursday ahead of their signings. It didn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary, but rather an invite to make the final two practice squad spots. The Packers decided to work out a total of five players on Thursday before solidifying each roster. The coaching staff didn’t appear to consider any of the players for a 53-man spot.
Here is a list of the players who the Packers worked out:
Four out of the five players were tight ends. The only non tight end worked out was Sheldrick Redwine, who is a safety. Redwine was most likely worked out in case the Packers couldn’t retain Micah Abernathy to the practice squad. After the workout, the Packers signed TE Shaun Beyer to the practice squad and into the second to last practice squad spot.
The biggest players of note from the workout are Redwine, Pettigrew, and of course Shaun Beyer as well. Redwine, a 25-year old safety out of Miami, has played the most out of anyone at the workout. He appeared in 24 games in his first two seasons with the Browns, along with 10 starts. He has recorded 77 tackles and one interception in his four years in the NFL.
Pettigrew and Beyer have had similar paths in the NFL so far. Both tight ends were undrafted rookies out of college and have bounced around practice squads. Pettigrew hasn’t made it onto the NFL field yet. Beyer played a chunk of a season as a special teamer for the Broncos but hasn’t touched the field since.
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