Sunday, September 6, 2009
Practice squad extravaganza: Packers / Updated
By Kevin Seifert
Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert
Green Bay’s eight-man practice squad includes quarterback Brian Brohm, who will get more time to develop after his unexpected release Saturday. Suffice it to say, none of the other 31 NFL teams thought enough of Brohm to claim him on waivers. So for the immediate future, it appears the Packers will go with only two quarterbacks -- Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn -- on their active roster.
Speaking to reporters in Green Bay, general manager Ted Thompson said "nobody has given up on anybody" and said he is not in the market to acquire another quarterback.
Meanwhile, Green Bay lost rookie tailback Tyrell Sutton to Carolina but did get second-year tailback Kregg Lumpkin onto their practice squad. Sutton was released in part because the Packers decided to keep three fullbacks on their roster.
Thompson: "It's a little bit unusual but we felt like there was value in all of those guys. Korey [Hall] and John [Kuhn], who have been with us, are excellent special-teams players, good fullbacks, and we think Quinn Johnson has the ability to be a special player. Again, that cost roster spots in other areas that wouldn't normally happen but we felt like it was worth it."
Along with Brohm and Lumpkin, here is the remainder of the Packers’ practice squad: