Packers: Jake Kumerow signing with Bills on practice squad

Green Bay Packers, Jake Kumerow (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jake Kumerow (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Former Packers WR Jake Kumerow has a new team.

It didn’t take long for Jake Kumerow to find a new team after being released by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday.

Kumerow was one of the Packers’ surprise cuts as they trimmed down their roster to 53 players over the weekend, but he’s now set to sign elsewhere. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Kumerow is expected to sign to the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad.

After releasing Kumerow, there was the possibility that Green Bay would look to add Kumerow to the practice squad, which has been expanded this season.

With Kumerow not making the roster, Malik Taylor has a great opportunity to make an impact. He was possibly the Packers’ biggest surprise to make the 53-man roster. He won the fifth spot at training camp ahead of Kumerow, Reggie Begelton, and Darius Shepherd.

Another receiver the Packers waived, Malik Turner, also won’t be back on the practice squad. Turner joins former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy as the Dallas Cowboys put in a successful waiver claim, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Packers didn’t put in any waiver claims, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be making additions to the roster in the near future.

With both Kumerow and Turner being signed elsewhere, it’s possible they will look to add more talent at the wide receiver position. They would need to create room on the 53-man roster to make that happen, but it’s possible a couple of the injured players, such as inside linebacker Kamal Martin and cornerback Kabion Ento, could go on injured reserve.

While Kumerow will be part of the Bills’ practice squad initially, it’ll be interesting to see if he gets a chance on the 53-man roster as the season goes on. A fan-favorite in Green Bay, good luck to Kumerow with the Bills.

What are your thoughts on the Packers’ moves at wide receiver?