Packers Claim Linebacker Grigbsy off Waivers

With a thinning linebacker group, the Packers put in a waiver claim for Nicholas Grigsby, most recently of the Baltimore Ravens.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

August 25, 2019 at 06:56 pm

At least Gute is willing to try guys out, not just rehash the same guys al la Carl Bradford.

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Coldworld's picture

August 25, 2019 at 07:09 pm

This guy looks like a possible cover backer type. Undersized LB who has played on special teams during his NFL career on teams focused on more traditional ILB play.

He is athletic and was a hybrid cover backer in college.
I would not be shocked to see him lining up at ILB 2 on Thursday.

Looks like Bolton is out of his cast and signs point to better news. In the meantime Grigsby may have some work to do.

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Bure9620's picture

August 25, 2019 at 07:03 pm

Can't tell if these are camp bodies or if we are desperate........

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Coldworld's picture

August 25, 2019 at 07:11 pm

Scouting board prospects that become available as well as bodies for Thursday. Grigsby may be a little more perhaps, if I am in the right track with my earlier post.

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Old School's picture

August 25, 2019 at 07:31 pm

You get 25 defensive guys plus 4more on the PS and the season starts in 10 days.

So there’s room for these people. I mean, in a week we have to be down to our best 29 defenders but we can take a look on the cheap for a couple of days.

Predicted Opening Day Roster, Defense.

Clark, Lowry, Adams, Lancaster, Keke. Fadol on 53.
Martinez, Smith, Smith, Fackrell, Gary, Bolton, Crawford.

That’s 12. Secondary has 9 active on gameday

Amos, Savage, Greene, Alexander, King, Williams, Jackson, Brown, and probably Campbell. That’s 9.

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flackcatcher's picture

August 26, 2019 at 02:15 am

I know some are surprised at your listing 9 DB on the active roster OS. But that is the reality of the NFL these days. Sub out one ILB slot with Hybrid/DL player and one WR slot for ST/WR and one OL slot with OL swing players that gives three open slots (I think). Two DB and maybe one cover LB. Question is will the Packers clear extra gameday slots for more DB, or put more on the PS, with the extra exposure to injury, that comes with the contact at or closer to the LOS play that is now required with the phasing out of the ILB positions.

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PatrickGB's picture

August 25, 2019 at 07:48 pm

Actually, I like it when Gutie churns the roster and keeps looking. I realize that it can be tricky if we pass on a player who needs time to develop. Yet it’s better than the wait and hope that is sometimes is the hallmark of draft and develop.

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albert999's picture

August 25, 2019 at 07:55 pm

Things are looking dicey gentlemen
Interesting moves
I hope they can get it all together for the start of the season

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4thand1's picture

August 25, 2019 at 08:13 pm

Not really, dicey is in Indy.

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EddieLeeIvory's picture

August 25, 2019 at 08:10 pm

Did Kevin King get hurt today?

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4thand1's picture

August 25, 2019 at 08:14 pm

King only gets hurt in days ending in Y.

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marpag1's picture

August 25, 2019 at 08:57 pm

Yes. Slipped in the tub and pulled a hammy.

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4thand1's picture

August 25, 2019 at 08:15 pm

I wonder if some of these guys even unpack?

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Since '61's picture

August 25, 2019 at 11:23 pm

Long enough to have a cup of coffee. Then they’re gone.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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Since '61's picture

August 25, 2019 at 11:24 pm

Fodder for the Chief’s game on Thursday. After that who knows. One of the LBs might stick.
Thanks, Since ‘61

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meatstyk's picture

August 26, 2019 at 05:22 am

Was Morrison available?

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Lphill's picture

August 26, 2019 at 05:49 am

Just a thought Clay would have taken 5 million a year or a little less , he would look good inside right now . Even after Rams made offer to him his agent said they would take the same from GB and GB said bye. Nice interview on NFL . Com.

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MarkinMadison's picture

August 26, 2019 at 08:05 am

If he was willing to play ILB I think he should have been kept.

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Coldworld's picture

August 26, 2019 at 09:58 am

Lot of money to pay to keep a guy who would be behind Martinez and was never that good in coverage. Right or wrong, that’s what the Burks/Bolton role was focused on. I think the Matthews idea sounds better at first pass than it really is.

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Holecrap's picture

August 26, 2019 at 09:08 am

Just my opine but I always thought with his height, agility and speed the should have been inside. When he played there temp I noticed the QB's were antsy about his presence in the middle because of his speed. He had that Ulacher presence.
Plus he could retreat and cover some slants as well.

His problem he was very good on the outside at the start of his career and it cemented him there. Besides, not my thinking, teams that go three four do so to avoid the high costs top DE's command opting for linebackers to fill that role.

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Point Packer's picture

August 26, 2019 at 09:43 am

Seemingly filling a lot of real gaps with vagabond JAG lights. This is an 8-8 with Rodgers healthy and 2-14 if he's out for 16. Heaven forbid.

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AgrippaLII's picture

August 26, 2019 at 06:03 pm

I'd love 8-8 after last year's dismal season...but I'm much more interested in seeing a team that is still in the game in the fourth quarter with a chance to win it. I'm hoping for a competitive team that doesn't get blown out in the first half!

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