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Packers add Mike Tyson via waivers

As Brian Gutekunst said he would when I spoke to him on my podcast last week, the Packers general manager continues to churn the bottom of his roster throughout the offseason. 

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Jonathan Spader's picture

With a name like Mike Tyson he's got a fighting chance.

Holecrap's picture

Let me guess another 5'10 guy no one else wants.

Coldworld's picture


Height: 6’1”
Weight: 204 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.56 Seconds
225 pound bench reps: 17
Vertical Jump: 33”
Broad Jump: 9’08”
3-Cone Drill: 4.57

Supposedly a strong tackler with good instincts but not good with his back to the QB and not seen as having the flexibility to play CB coming out.

That said, the Seahawks tried to move him to CB. “John Schneider said after the conclusion of the draft on Saturday. "He's a big, tough, aggressive guy that based on what we've seen has really good cover skills. ... He's got really cool feet, really good movement skills, feel for routes.”

Played safety and LB in college. Sounds like a good special teams profile.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

GB should sign anyone with a 4.57 second 3-cone.

I assume that was his 20 yard shuttle time. Sounds like a box safety only. That's okay, we need that too.

Coldworld's picture

The 20 yard would make more sense.

Houston moved him back to safety.

4thand1's picture

Wonder if he knows the words to , 1 night in Bangkock.

Doug_In_Sandpoint's picture

Churning the bottom of the roster is music to my (and Holyfield's) ears.

Holecrap's picture

Name `rings` a `bell` just can't put a `glove` on it.

GLM's picture

Word is he's a scrapper...

Qoojo's picture

From packersnews,

"A safety in college, the Seahawks moved the 6-foot, 1-inch, 207-pound Tyson to cornerback, largely due to his 32½ -inch arms. Tyson clocked a 4.56-second 40-yard dash and had a 33-inch vertical jump coming out of college."

Handsback's picture

I have a great story on that Tyson, Douglas fight in Japan. This Tyson at least was a drafted. Maybe a move back to safety?

Jonathan Spader's picture

As of Monday morning, the Vikings have $664,266 in cap space... and first-round pick Garrett Bradbury still hasn’t signed yet. Hahahahahhahaha

zeroluv's picture

The Vikings will have to cut someone is what happens when you overpay for Anthony Barr. For the fact they haven’t cut anyone yet makes me think they are either in trade talks with a team or they are struggling to find a cut candidate.

Coldworld's picture

Trying to unload Rudolph I suspect

Packers2019's picture

They have to release or trade Rudolph. He is getting 7M in salary this year. Rudolph has already not been willing to negotiate his current deal.

That is what you get when you pay and average QB 89M in guaranteed money. :)

zeroluv's picture

I like this pick up for special teams....

I’m not sure what Tre Boston is asking for but I’m shocked he isn’t picked up yet.

Jonathan Spader's picture

This is what happens when you pay a mediocre QB 84 mil guaranteed.

Nononsense's picture

Didnt Mike Pettine work for Seattle in 2017? Maybe he liked what he saw from the guy and recommended that Gute pick him up.

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