The Green Bay Packers have filled the open spot on their Active Roster by signing 6th-yr LB Eric Wilson to the 53-man roster
The Green Bay Packers have filled the vacant spot on their 53-man active roster by signing LB Eric Wilson off the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad. The Packers have been down to 3 active roster ILBs since Krys Barnes was placed on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury on in Week 1.
While Coach LaFleur was optimistic Barnes would be back this season, the team had been rolling with just 2nd-yr Isaiah McDuffie on gameday at the position, so Wilson’s addition is a somewhat necessary depth move in the interim until Barnes is able to return.
If Wilson’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he broke into the NFL in 2017 as an undrafted free agent with the rival Vikings from 2017-2020, starting 25 games between 2018-2020. He’s a pretty good athlete (8.68 RAS) and will likely be expected to provide more Wefense depth as McDuffie is the primary backup to starting ILBs De’Vondre Campbell and Quay Walker.
The Green Bay Packers had an open roster spot after placing T Caleb Jones on the non-football illness list this past Saturday. It remains to be seen what move the team will make once Jones is well enough to rejoin the active roster.