The Green Bay Packers remained silent as the NFL Trade Deadline came and went. Reports are that they were in conversations around the league, but nothing came to fruition. Packers fans have been irate all day as no trades were made. Now that the deadline is over, the Packers have made two roster moves. However, neither one is going to excite Packers fans like a trade may have.
Packers release RB Patrick Taylor, LB Kobe Jones
The Green Bay Packers released RB Patrick Taylor from the active roster. They also released LB Kobe Jones from the practice squad. Brian Gutekunst made the official announcement Tuesday afternoon shortly after the NFL Trade Deadline.
Taylor originally joined the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and has played in 16 games over the past two seasons. Jones signed with the Packers this past May and has spent the season on the practice squad, appearing in one contest as a gameday elevation.
What Does This Mean Going Forward?
The Packers now have 2 open active roster spots and 1 open practice squad spot. RB Patrick Taylor is a strong candidate to be re-signed to the practice squad. This clears the way for RB Kylin Hill to come off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list and possibly be elevated to the active roster.
In four years as Mississippi State Kylin Hill rushed 452 times for 2,535 yards and 16 touchdowns. He averaged 5.6 yards per rush. In college he also accumulated 67 receptions, 631 yards, and 6 touchdowns. He averaged 9.4 yards per reception. His ability in the open field, however, is what could make him a weapon in the passing game in the NFL. Kylin Hill won’t be the difference in this team winning the Super Bowl or not, but he could be a very nice addition to this offense.