Packers bring back WR Max McCaffrey, cut OL Don Barclay

Max McCaffrey is back with the Green Bay Packers.

The wide receiver was signed to the practice squad on Tuesday after being released by Jacksonville over the weekend. The 23-year-old caught one pass in five games with the Jaguars.

McCaffrey was first signed to the Packers practice squad late in the 2016 regular season and he then spent the entire 2017 offseason with the club before being cut at the end of training camp. During the preseason, he had eight catches for 85 yards.

While McCaffrey is joining the team, veteran offensive lineman Don Barclay is leaving. Placed on injured reserve prior to the start of the regular season with a leg injury, the Packers announced Tuesday he had been released. Barclay had played in 70 games for Green Bay since being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

The Packers are on their bye week. They’ll return Nov. 6 against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.

Packers announce roster moves, finalize practice squad

The roster an NFL team has at 3 p.m. on cutdown day is rarely the same one it will have when it plays its first game. And that includes the Green Bay Packers.

About 24 hours after announcing their cuts to get down to the 53-man roster limit, the Packers issued another press release Sunday afternoon that saw additional shake up for a team getting ready to open the season against the Seattle Seahawks next weekend.

The most notable moves included the already reported signing of outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks and claiming outside linebacker Chris Odom off of waivers from the Atlanta Falcons.

Brooks reportedly signed a 1-year deal worth up to $5 million. He’s entering his 11th year in the NFL after spending the last eight with the San Francisco 49ers.

Odom, an undrafted free agent from Arkansas State, had very good preseason and was a surprise cut by the Falcons. He had 12.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss in college in 2016.

To make room for those two, the team traded outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott to the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional seventh-round pick and placed offensive lineman Don Barclay on injured reserve.

The team also announced its practice squad. All 10 players were with the team during training camp.

G Kofi Amichia
CB Donatello Brown
QB Joe Callahan
WR Michael Clark
LB Reggie Gilbert
DT Izaah Lunsford
LB Derrick Matthews
OL Adam Pankey
S Jermaine Whitehead
WR DeAngelo Yancey

Packers get key players back, others still remain out

The Green Bay Packers didn’t start their practice yesterday till the afternoon, but saw lots of names return to the practice field.

Damarious Randall and Malachi Dupre both returned to the field yesterday, after both suffered concussions on questionable hits in the first preseason game against the Eagles.

Ty Montgomery also was back at practice after suffering a lower body soft tissue injury. He was listed as a limited participant. Montgomery hopes to get some playing time this Saturday against the Denver Broncos.

The Packers also got Wide receiver Colby Pearson and Tight end Cody Peck back at practice.

Jayrone Elliott was the lone Packer to come down with an injury in yesterday’s practice. The Packers were depending on the fourth year player out of Toledo to have more of an impact at outside linebacker this season.

Players still being held out of practice were Davon House (hamstring), Jermaine Whitehead (hip), Demetri Goodson (knee), William Stanback (hamstring), Derrick Mathews (concussion), Jordan Tripp (Concussion), and Don Barclay (Ankle).

Dean Lowry, Vince Biegel, and Montravius Adams were also out of practice and are all likely to miss the rest of training camp and potentially the season opener.