Cowboys filling roster with former Green Bay Packers
- Author: Jack Mann Sep 05, 2017,
Sep 05, 2017, 3:17
He signed with the Bengals as an undrafted free agent and was with the team throughout training camp and preseason before getting released Saturday. I can only control what I can do. All NFL teams had to get down to a 53-man roster by 3:00 pm on Saturday.
Green Bay is set to open the 2017 regular season campaign next week when the Packers host the Seattle Seahawks. The 33-year-old Brooks had 51 1/2 sacks over eight seasons in San Francisco.
Green Bay made a decision to keep only two quarterbacks - Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley - on their active roster. A big position battle for the Packers this pre-season. He was slowed by hamstring and hand injuries that caused him to miss the first two playoff games, including the win over Dallas in the divisional round. Last year, GM Ted Thompson kept seven receivers on the active squad, but he will only have five during week one season (Geronimo Allison will serve a one-game suspension and therefore does not count towards the active list).
Having lost out on Hill - this marked the second straight year the Saints claimed a Packers third-string quarterback, having nabbed Joe Callahan last October when the Packers cut him because they needed a roster spot - the Packers brought Callahan back on the practice squad after he cleared waivers.
Meanwhile, the Packers had to be disappointed that Hill and Price didn't make it through waivers.
He played in 13 games a year ago and was credited by the coaches with 18 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three tackles for loss, nine quarterback pressures, a pass deflection, forced fumble and fumble recovery.