Railbird Central Podcast: Packers Defensive Line Depth Issues

With Datone Jones and Josh Boyd injured, the Packers are relying on a pair of undrafted rookies on the defensive line.

Episode 445

Even though the Green Bay Packers can feel good about two consecutive victories over division opponents, they're now dealing with depth issues on the defensive line. Josh Boyd missed the Vikings game with a knee injury, and Datone Jones suffered an ankle injury to the same ankle he sprained last season. In the meantime, the Packers have relied on a pair of undrafted rookies: Mike Pennel and Luther Robinson. Where do they go from here? We break it down.


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October 06, 2014 at 05:48 pm

I imagine they'll look to fill one if not both of their PS spots sometime this week with a D-line depth guy(s).

A good place to start looking at when trying to determine who they might bring in for a workout would be those who were involved in final cut downs for other NFL teams before 53-man rosters were finalized.

Another type would be someone like... FA and would be 2nd year player DL Brandon Moore (23yo 6'5" 317lbs). He was waived by the Redskins in April after being signed in March because they found out he'd be facing a 4 game suspension for substance abuse; however, the new policy change may have wiped that suspension out, so he might be available and someone worth bringing in for a workout. He'd be a candidate for the practice squad and since he has 3-4 experience from being on the Chargers and Chiefs practice squads last year he probably wouldn't have to be coached up from scratch.

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