Flurry of activity as Packers form practice squad
The Packers spent Sunday engaged in a whirlwind of transactions, including a trade, as the Pack prepare for the first game week of the 2017 season.
The much-awaited signing of linebacker Ahmad Brooks was coupled with the claiming of linebacker Chris Odom off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons, and the Packers dealt with the two extra roster spots by putting Don Barclay on injured reserve and trading Jayrone Elliott to the Cowboys for a conditional 2018 draft choice.
Ted Thompson hoped to re-sign several of the players he released Saturday, but it didn't work out in the cases of Taysom Hill (claimed by the Saints) and Brian Price (claimed by the Cowboys). The team released the list of players signed to the practice squad late Sunday afternoon: G Kofi Amichia, CB Donatello Brown, QB Joe Callahan, WR Michael Clark, LB Reggie Gilbert, DT Izaah Lunsford, LB Derrick Mathews, G/T Adam Pankey, S Jermaine Whitehead and WR DeAngelo Yancey.
Wide receivers Malachi Dupre and Max McCaffrey are looking for other teams to sign with rather than returning to the Packers.
Green Bay hosts Seattle next Sunday in both teams' regular season opener.