Packers: Many familiar faces signed to practice squad

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The Green Bay Packers have signed 16 players to their practice squad, including a number of familiar faces.

Somewhat surprisingly, none of the Green Bay Packers‘ roster cuts were claimed by other teams, which meant they had the opportunity to bring many of them back on the practice squad.

The Packers announced on Wednesday that they have signed 16 players to their practice squad. You can find the full list of signings below.

Packers practice squad

  • DL Abdullah Anderson
  • QB Kurt Benkert
  • WR Chris Blair
  • G Ben Braden
  • G/T Jacob Capra
  • CB Kabion Ento
  • S Innis Gaines
  • LB Tipa Galeai
  • TE Bronson Kaufusi
  • K JJ Molson
  • DL Willington Previlon
  • WR Equanimeous St. Brown
  • RB Patrick Taylor
  • T/G Cole Van Lanen
  • LB Ray Wilborn
  • WR Juwann Winfree

There are plenty of notable names on there. It’s great to see Kurt Benkert return to Green Bay. After impressing over the summer, this didn’t feel like a guarantee. Any other team needing a backup QB could’ve been a landing spot for Benkert, but he gets to continue his development on the Packers’ practice squad.

Guard Ben Braden surprisingly didn’t make the 53-man roster having been considered in the competition for a starting job. The Packers will be delighted to have him back on the practice squad as he gives the team added depth at guard and tackle.

Cornerback Kabion Ento and safety Innis Gaines were unlucky not to make the 53. They get to develop their games on the practice squad and could be needed at some point in the regular season. They will be two players to watch.

The same is true of wide receiver Juwann Winfree, who was on fire at training camp before he was sidelined with a shoulder injury. Along with Equanimeous St. Brown returning to the practice squad, the Packers have incredible depth at the wide receiver position.

Rookie offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen, a Green Bay native, will also be a player to watch moving forward. He gets to spend some time getting valuable practice reps in, but he could be a regular on the 53-man roster in the future.

Overall, the Packers should be pleased with how it’s worked out. They had to make some tough cuts on Tuesday but have been able to bring back many talented players on the practice squad.