3 waiver-wire adds Packers must immediately jump at
CB Jimmy Moreland
Cornerback isn’t a great need for the Packers, at least at the top of the depth chart. However, depth is a concern and the team should always be open to upgrades.
On the outside, they are set. Kevin King will likely start opposite All-Pro Jaire Alexander, with first-round pick Eric Stokes also set for a key role this season. In the slot, there is less certainty. Chandon Sullivan has played well and is a solid player in the slot, but that doesn’t mean the team can’t improve here.
Rookie Shemar Jean-Charles offers some depth behind Sullivan, but he hasn’t looked ready for a significant role on defense just yet.
Jimmy Moreland was a surprise cut by the Washington Football Team on Tuesday. Moreland was a seventh-round pick only two years ago and started five games for Washington last season.
According to Ben Standig of The Athletic, Moreland was waived with an injury designation but should be ready for Week 1 after suffering a bone bruise.
Moreland is a talented player in the slot. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, he had a slot coverage success rate of 57.6 percent last season, third-best in the league. It’s worth noting that Sullivan was fourth at 52.5 percent.
With Sullivan and Moreland, the Packers would have improved depth in the slot while Jean-Charles develops.