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Collins Placed On Injured Reserve; Dominguez Signed

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Collins Placed On Injured Reserve; Dominguez Signed

The Packers announced today that they have finally placed safety Nick Collins on injured reserve.

From the team:

The Green Bay Packers have signed G/T Ray Dominguez to the active roster from the practice squad and placed S Nick Collins on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

Dominguez, a 6-foot-4, 334-pound rookie out of Arkansas, signed with the Packers as a non-drafted free agent on July 28. A four-year letterman for the Razorbacks, he appeared in 41 games with 33 starts, including a streak of 18 straight starts to end his career. Dominguez started all 13 contests at LT as a senior for an Arkansas offense that broke 24 single-game or single-season school records. He will wear No. 73.

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CSS's picture

Speaks volumes as to how thin offensive line talent is around the league when your best option is a truly developmental player. I realize familiarity and continuity play a role as well.

Is this move in particular less about replacing Collins spot with best talent available or more about knowing Clifton is headed to IR and you may as well start getting Dominquez ready now?

FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

Shut your mouth.

MarkinMadison's picture

If you bring someone in off the street can they absorb enough of the playbook to go in this Sunday, if the unthinkable happens? Dominquez at least has that much going for him.

CSS's picture

I believe I said that.

PackfanfromIL's picture

Hope Dominguiz is inactive all year just like McDonald last year. That would mean we would be healthy on the o-line

deelux523's picture

To my fellow armchair GMs:

Can anyone explain to me why TT would wait so long to put a player on IR when he is so clearly done for the year?

Perhaps I'm thick, but what's the benefit?

Thanks in advance.

Starry Barts's picture

Time for talent evaluation for his replacement.

In this case, if he had put Collins immediately on IR, he would have presumably signed a safety to the active roster.

By waiting TT, had time to see what talent was out there and what the priorities of the team were, and ended up making a move for the o-line.

MarkinMadison's picture

Someone commented a few weeks ago that it was also a financial benefit for Collins. Apparently, certain incentives were reached if he was on the roster for five games. If that's true it was a pretty classy move. Showing a little love to a Pro Bowler who may never play again may seem like a waste of money to some, but it will win loyalty in the locker room.

Tarynfor 12's picture

If your not in desperation mode to fill a spot,it would increase the ability to get a player of need more nessessary which can be anywhere.
Apparently,the undisclosed loss of Clifton for the year has TT making a move in the OL area and not the S for Collins.
This practice will repeat itself with the spot made available by Clifton when announced and will be filled when and if a player of need or quality is available.

I'm not a ARM CHAIR GM but,I did sleep in that Hotel on TV.

MarkinMadison's picture

I think that if you look back at last year TT went through the same process as the multitude of IRs piled up. Guy on the DL goes down and TT signs a S. I don't know if it says as much about Clifton's future as it does about what they think can help the team right now.

Tarynfor 12's picture

He is a safety net if Bulaga misses this week and if Newhouse or Sherrod have a issue and Lang kicks out.

Or,the coin toss needs two participants so he goes up against EDS.

NoWayJose's picture

Makes you wonder if Ted is really content to go with MD Jennings as the only "true" backup safety. If Clifton doesn't go to IR, it looks like that woule be the plan.

I guess the versatility of Bush/Woodson allows that.

Steve's picture

This is a stretch here without any data to back it up. But is it possible another team tried to put a claim on Dominquez and TT had to put him on the active roster to keep him from going to another team?

Ken's picture

Dominguez and Nick MacDonald will both be able to compare shiny Super Bowl rings.

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