The Packers make a couple under the radar roster moves on Wednesday.
It’s not all about the offense and defenses that makes the football team and how successful you will be for the upcoming season. It’s about setting your team completely, including special teams and getting your practice squad set up for the new season.
The Green Bay Packers made a couple moves on Wednesday that might go under the radar for the name value of each player. Per Bleacher Report, the Packers have signed fullback Joe Kerridge and linebacker Jordan Tripp on Wednesday.
The signing of both players won’t have an impact on the offensive or defensive side of the ball, but they both might play a big role on special teams for the upcoming season. Both Kerridge and Tripp had played a key role to the team’s special teams late in the 2016 season as the team went on their run to get into the playoffs last year.
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Kerridge who was a member of Redskins early, but was cut, signed with the Packers practice squad in October, but was put on the team’s active roster in November as he played a part of Green Bay’s special teams. With all the formations that the Packers use on offense, Kerridge was able to get on the field for the offense a few times when they use a pair of fullbacks in the back field.
Tripp had a similar path as Kerridge, he too was a mid-season signing that was brought in during the season after the Seattle Seahawks had released him. Tripp was only active for two games during the regular season, but was active in all three of the team’s postseason games. Just like Kerridge, Tripp will be looked at more as a special team’s player than anything else if he is able to make the active roster.
Small moves like this might not be what fans love, but it’s needed for teams to have success in this league!