Packers bring back Ibraheim Campbell, cut Corey Grant, per report
Ahead of their preseason opener, the Green Bay Packers have made some roster moves.
According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Packers have released running back Corey Grant and brought back defensive back Ibraheim Campbell, who they’ve placed on the PUP list.
Rob Demovsky of ESPN reported that the team has also waived injured edge rusher Kendall Donnerson, who they selected in the seventh round of the draft last year.
First, it’s great to see Campbell returning to the team. He was claimed by the Packers last season, and played well at safety before suffering a torn ACL. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported back in March that the Packers had interest in bringing him back, a move they’ve now made.
Once he’s fully healthy, he’ll boost the Packers secondary. With Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage, Raven Greene and now Campbell at safety, the team has good depth at the position.
It’s surprising the Packers decided to release Grant. With injuries to both Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams, Grant could’ve had a great opportunity in preseason to show why he deserves a spot on the 53-man roster. He could’ve been a good addition to Matt LaFleur’s offense this year.
Donnerson won’t be part of the team’s plans at edge rusher this season, it seems. I felt he’d have an opportunity to earn a roster spot, play the majority of his snaps on special teams and some on defense. But the Packers are moving on.
While it’s surprising Green Bay has decided to release Grant, bringing back Campbell is a good move. He deserved another opportunity after playing well last season, and he gives the team more depth in the secondary.
Hopefully Campbell is fully healthy and will be able to play in the preseason at some point this month.