Packers bring back Ibraheim Campbell, release RB Corey Grant

The veteran safety is coming back from a torn ACL suffered in Week 13 of the 2018 season. 

All offseason, consensus around folks who cover and follow the team regularly was that the Packers would, at some point, bring back safety Ibraheim Campbell.

The former 4th round pick out of Northwestern was picked up later in the 2018 campagin and was solid in the three weeks he played, tallying 18 tackles and one forced fumble.

Campbell, who was a free agent, ended up suffering a torn ACL in Week 13. 

The Packers made that move today. 

In addition, the Packers made another move:

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Lare's picture

August 08, 2019 at 04:23 pm

This may be the handwriting on the wall for Josh Jones.

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Coldworld's picture

August 08, 2019 at 05:02 pm

Could equally be that Greene is needed at true safety and who else is there in line at Jones’ position?

That said, I don’t recall hearing of or seeing a single positive play cited for Jones thus far.

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PackerAaron's picture

August 08, 2019 at 05:11 pm

Outside of the incident with Carson, he's actually had a really solid camp.

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Coldworld's picture

August 08, 2019 at 05:40 pm

Is that nice for invisible or have you seen him make impact plays?

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dobber's picture

August 08, 2019 at 05:30 pm

Very possible that Campbell may not be ready to play soon and will be unavailable 'til week 8.

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:20 pm

Campbell is stashed on the PUP until December. Jones stays on board to show some positive film,or his bargaining position will keep moving long on quicksand.

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Rak47's picture

August 09, 2019 at 03:01 am

Til December? That's the entire season basically. There's no way he would have to take up a roster spot til December.

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 09, 2019 at 01:54 pm

Unless he's a fast healer,He blew his knee out last December. PUP designation at least until NOV with roster exemption.

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wildbill's picture

August 08, 2019 at 04:27 pm

Seems like the only loyalty Gute has is to someone he thinks will be able to make plays. So far really liking his approach.

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TheBigCheeze's picture

August 08, 2019 at 04:35 pm

....except that Jordy can still make TONS of plays.....big mistake by gute

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Coldworld's picture

August 08, 2019 at 04:50 pm

Currently makes plays

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Jonathan Spader's picture

August 08, 2019 at 04:51 pm

Hard to make plays when you're retired. Gute made it so Jordy could retire a Packer sounds like a class act to me.

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wildbill's picture

August 08, 2019 at 04:52 pm

Loved Jordy but if he could still make TONS of plays, he would still be on the Raiders roster, or another NFL roster.

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:23 pm

Jordy, a consumate Pro. However he is not to be confused with Jerry Rice and Art Monk on the longevity list. Anquan Bolden another tough dude who understood the route tree.

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CoachJV's picture

August 08, 2019 at 09:39 pm

Just... no

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Matt Gonzales's picture

August 08, 2019 at 04:32 pm

Glad to see Campbell back, but wasn't Grant considered an option for return duties? If so that could be good news for Davis.

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Coldworld's picture

August 08, 2019 at 04:52 pm

Kicks yes, punts not clear as no record. Was a fast back with hands. Clearly didn’t show well.

Shepherd and Jawill Davis also return both.

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Lare's picture

August 08, 2019 at 05:00 pm

Interesting that they signed Campbell and placed him on the PUP list while he continues to recover from his knee injury.

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Coldworld's picture

August 08, 2019 at 05:45 pm

Very much outside the TT playbook. His injury was Dec. 2nd I think. Could be he is close and other teams were sniffing or, as Dobber said, he is there for in season reinforcement.

Right now, we have 2 open roster spots to fill. Gute keeps it interesting. I am available for 2 weeks and no games for $60k Brian!

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CoachJV's picture

August 08, 2019 at 09:40 pm

Likely for the preseason only. They'll probably activate him when regular season starts and work him in slowly.

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:25 pm

Return to sender

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cheesehead1's picture

August 08, 2019 at 04:51 pm

Trevor Davis injured yet again, like King. Wish we could have seen Grant in the preseason at least.

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Coldworld's picture

August 08, 2019 at 05:20 pm

Got to think Grant did something to alienate (play-wise). Not like they have a ton of healthy backs. I wanted to see him too. Odd that they had Hackett recruit him.

Personally, I’m sorry we never got to see if Donnerson could do anything. Tons of athleticism. That leaves a spot open after only signing Campbell today. That is a good move I think.

PS two, since Campbell goes on the PUP

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ottscay's picture

August 08, 2019 at 04:59 pm

Trevor Davis took a cheap shot during joint practices, I don't think this can be pinned on his injury history.

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Coldworld's picture

August 08, 2019 at 05:05 pm

History is more than one injury. Returners get those shots, fair or not. It’s a tough role.

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Samson's picture

August 08, 2019 at 06:04 pm

Gute just doesn't stop with his churning of the roster.. Think what will happen once the games begin.--- Look for some more surprises..... especially in the BU QB area if Kizer, Boyle or Wilkins show little. ---- I just don't believe Gute will take a chance with a BU QB that may put an entire season at risk.

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Lare's picture

August 08, 2019 at 06:25 pm

"At risk" might not be so bad. At this point I think Kizer would turn this season into a laughingstock.

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jannes bjornson's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:15 pm

Kizer was his deal. He's stuck with him unless Wilkens can start to show some play making ability. I would deal for a backup.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:02 pm

If Gute thinks one of the back up QB's is the guy with most potential I think this year they will go with two on active 53 with one on PS if they clear. The back up needs reps, and they need that extra spot for another young talent.

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Since'61's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:06 pm

Good move signing Campbell. More good news, just about every key player for the Packers has been scratched for tonight’s meaningless game. Good job by MLF. Thanks, Since ‘61

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Bure9620's picture

August 08, 2019 at 07:42 pm

Little surprised they waived Donnerson too, thought he could still be a project or even stashed on the PS another year, Packers do not believe so

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

August 09, 2019 at 09:11 am

Nothing stopping them from putting Donnerson on practice squad eventually, if he clears waivers.

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Doug Niemczynski's picture

August 08, 2019 at 08:40 pm

Your in and then your OUT!!!

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Handsback's picture

August 08, 2019 at 08:57 pm

So much for Donnerson looking good during the off-season.

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Nick Perry's picture

August 09, 2019 at 11:14 am

I would have liked to see Grant get more of a chance in TC and the Preseason, especially if Hackett liked him. Sill like to see them pick up another RB with some experience and hopefully speed.

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