Still, the Packers have had more than a fair share of players overcoming obstacles for the past two decades and making the team after a simple start.
Old Cornerback Tramon Williams went from the final season-training-squad transaction to 2006 to fire on the defensive back chart in 2007, starting the camp as about the eighth or ninth cornerback and not only getting a roster spot, but becoming the third cornerback team behind Charles Woodson and Al Harris during running the 2007 Packers to the NFC Game Championship. Williams then grew to become the top 5 closing angle in the NFL.
Lucas Patrick’s reserve center, meanwhile, began as a trial player in 2016, landed on the training team and eventually developed into a reliable reserve who signed a contract extension two years last winter after filling in injured Corey Linsley for two years. last year’s game.
And while Thompson, who carved out a 10-year NFL career with the Houston Oilers even though he dropped out of high school in 1975 – when the draft was 17 rounds, not today 7 – might have a soft spot for players who came the hard way, unregistered free agents took many places list today under his successor, Brian Gutekunst.
Including 14 un-signed free agents who signed this spring, 37 players on the list on Tuesday afternoon began their NFL careers as unregistered free agents, including Patrick, fellow offensive linemen Lane Taylor and Alex Light, broad recipients of Allen Lazard, Jake Kumerow and Darrius Shepherd, cornerback Chandon Sullivan, Robert Endan tight, safety Raven Greene and reserve quarterback Tim Boyle.