The Green Bay Packers established their 10-man practice squad on Sunday with all 10 players having been with the team during training camp.
Among the 10 players were three wide receivers: Kevin Dorsey, Myles White and Alex Gillett.
Each of the three provides a unique skillset, making them valuable to the Packers.
Dorsey, a seventh round draft choice in 2013, has the most special teams value.
White, who was on the Packers roster for seven games last season, provides an element of deep speed and is the most suited as a slot receiver.
Meanwhile, Gillett—who was on the practice squad in 2013—was the most consistent of the three during training camp.
A quick round-up of the seven other players signed:
- Safety Chris Banjo—After playing in all 16 games for the Packers last season, Banjo returns takes a step backward to the practice squad. He made a strong statement in the final preseason game with solid special teams play and a veteran's knowledge of the team's defense.
- Running back Michael Hill—The Packers invite Hill back for a second go-around after playing two games for the Packers last season and six more with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He returned one kickoff with the Packers in 2013.
- Center Garth Gerhart—Gerhart is back for a third year on the Packers practice squad. As long as J.C. Tretter remains sidelined with a knee injury, Gerhart will be viewed as an insurance policy in case Corey Linsley gets hurt.
- Tackle Jeremy Vujnovich—Raw and athletic, Vujnovich looks to build on his impressive performance in the Packers' preseason finale when he entered the game in relief of an injured Aaron Adams.
- Linebacker Adrian Hubbard—Despite suffering a knee injury in the fourth preseason game, the undrafted rookie will continue his development on the practice squad. At 6-6, Hubbard has size the Packers can't teach.
- Defensive lineman Luther Robinson—With only five defensive linemen on the Packers' 53-man roster, Robinson finds himself in a good situation.
- Tight end Justin Perillo—Perillo is taking advantage of an injury to fellow tight end Jake Stoneburner to extend his stay in Green Bay.
The Packers did not claim any players from other NFL teams off waivers on Sunday.
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