The 2013 NFL practice roster has increased from 8 players in 2013 to now 10 total players for the 2014 season.
Ted Thompson has now assembled the unit that will make up the practice squad for the Green Bay Packers to begin the 2014 season.
Wide Receiver Myles White who the Packers signed as an undrafted-free-agent in 2013. The six-foot wide out from Louisiana Tech totaled 9 receptions for 66 yards last season with the Packers.
Safety Chris Banjo who many were surprised did not make the 53 man roster. Banjo was undrafted in 2012 and several teams hosted him before he ultimately landed with the Packers. The five-foot-ten safety has recorded 19 career tackles while with the Packers.
Tight End Justin Perillo a six-foot-three rookie from the University of Maine. Perillo hauled in 128 balls for 1,318 yards and 15 touchdowns during his time with Maine.
Wide Receiver Alex Gillett who was originally undrafted out of Eastern Michigan. While on campus Gillett played in forty-five games although thirty of those came under center at the quarterback position.
Offensive Tackle Jeremy Vujnovich a six-foot-five prospect from Louisiana College. The Packers had originally signed Vujnovich to a futures contract. While at Louisiana College he was a four-year forty game starter.
Running Back Michael Hill who spent some time on the 2013 Packers practice squad before getting picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hill had nine carries for twenty-three yards as well as two receptions for an additional twenty-three yards while with the Bucs. Michael Hill was originally undrafted out of Missouri Western State.
Wide Receiver Kevin Dorsey who was a seventh round pick but spent his rookie season on the IR with a toe injury. While at Maryland Dorsey had 81 receptions to go along with 1,088 yards and nine touchdowns.
Center Garth Gerhart an undrafted prospect out of Arizona State in 2012. A big bodied center at three-hundred pounds was named to the Second-Team-All-Pac 10-Squad during the 2011 season.
Linebacker Adrian Hubbard who comes straight from Nick Saban’s platoon of talent at Alabama. A towering six-foot-six pass rusher who led the 2013 National Champions in sacks, tackles-for-a-loss and forced fumbles. I think this is another signing that will make Packers’ fans happy.
Defensive End Luther Robinson who went undrafted coming out of the University of Miami, FL. A mammoth three-hundred-pound athletic defensive lineman who tallied seven tackles-for-a-loss as a senior.
The Packers took a chance by letting Banjo and Hubbard test the waters but it appears all are coming back as a member of the practice squad. They will earn a minimum of $6,300 per week with no max values on a practice squad player contract. Practice players also have the benefit of getting three game checks even if they are called up for only one game or in the event they are released.
Ted Thompson appears to have put together a very talented group that could be a huge value if the Packers are caught in a pinch during the 2014 NFL season.