Sunday, September 2, 2007

Packers make some more roster moves...

On September 2, 2007, Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson announced more roster moves made by the Packers:

Packers claim fullback John Kuhn off of waivers.

Packers place running back Noah Herron on injured reserve.

The following players were signed to the practice squad:

Paul Thompson, QB: A rookie from Oklahoma who played quarterback and wide receiver in college completed 11 out of 19 passes for 86 yards and no touchdowns in the preseason. It seems as if the Packers will only carry two quarterbacks (Favre and Rodgers) on their active roster. Thompson is the number three quarterback.

Corey White, RB: A rather surprising cut given the Packers running back situation, but was made expendable because of the Ryan Grant acquisition. This rookie from UAB was the second-leading rusher this preseason, gaining 108 yards on 34 carries. May see some time because of the running back situation.

David Clowney, WR: This rookie from Virginia Tech had a rather successful preseason catching five passes for 32 yards and returning four kickoffs for 66 yards.

Chris Francies, WR: Francies, in his second season out of UTEP, appeared in the first two games of the preseason, netting two catches for 16 yards. That's about it.

Clark Harris, TE: Harris, a rookie from Rutgers, had his moment of glory this preseason with a twenty yard catch against Seattle. Unfortunately, that was all he did.

Orrin Thompson, T: Thompson appeared in three of four preseason games.

Spencer Havner, LB: Havner appeared in three games this preseason and recorded eight tackles, with five coming against Seattle.

John Kuhn: The Newest Packer
The Packers also claimed fullback John Kuhn off of waivers from the Steelers on September 2. Kuhn, a second year pro from Shippensburg, spent 2005 on the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad before appearing in nine games in 2006. Kuhn will be expected to help shore up the fullback position, as Boise State rookie and converted linebacker Korey Hall is slated on to start. Welcome to the Packers, John.

In another devastating blow to the running game, Noah Herron was placed on injured reserve. Herron was expected to be in the competition with Brandon Jackson and Vernand Morency, or at least be a backup and spell either of them. Unfortunately, due to a knee injury, Herron will have to sit out the year. In his two years with the Packers, Herron has 82 attempts for 271 yards and three touchdowns, and a 3.2 yards per carry average for his three year career out of Northwestern. Herron spent his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

So there we have it. The Packers have made EVEN MORE roster moves. Man, they've been busy.

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