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Five Former Packers Were Claimed on Waivers

Alex Green

The fact that five guys who were on the Green Bay Packers roster last week got claimed on waivers speaks to the talent level of the team… or the lack of talent elsewhere in the NFL.

Like, the New York Jets for example. The Jets added former Packers backup quarterback Graham Harrell last week and they claimed running back Alex Green after his release by the Packers, yesterday.

Tight end D.J. Williams, a fifth-round pick in 2011, also found a new home… on the worst team in the league, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Linebacker Terrell Manning, a fifth-round pick in 2012, is joining the San Diego Chargers. That move affected another former Packer, though. The Chargers released D.J. Smith to make room for Manning. Smith was scooped up by San Diego after the Packers released him early in the offseason.

Linebacker Dezman Moses is headed to the Kansas City Chiefs, where he’ll join another Packers castoff, Frank Zombo. The Green Bay to Kansas City pipeline could be a busy one because former team exec John Dorsey is the GM for the Chiefs.

Center Patrick Lewis, a 2013 undrafted free agent, was also picked up by the Cleveland Browns.

But let’s put this in perspective. Those five teams combined for 22 wins last season.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Cheese September 1, 2013

    With those teams combining for 22 wins last season I would lean towards saying for the lack of talent elsewhere..

  2. Tucson Packer September 1, 2013

    I still wish Alex Green the best of luck

    1. Savage57 September 2, 2013

      He will need not only luck, but also juju, karma, zen, grace and about every other adjective playing in that nuthouse.

      1. Tucson Packer September 2, 2013

        haha, yea. Hard enough to learn a new system, much less in that NY media zoo.

  3. Iltarion September 2, 2013

    The Raiders, Jets and Bills all have something to say about the Jags being the worst team in the NFL.

    So DJ Smith was cut and Bishop is a back up. Their release is looking pretty good.

    1. Hank Williams Jr. Sr. III September 2, 2013

      I don’t think Jones and Hawk would make the Raiders, Jets, Bills or Jags- to be honest- and they were slated to be our starters. And as far as Bishop being a back up, that means that he can atleast play; the Pack cut him because they were concerned about his injury and said he couldn’t.

      This is the problem when all you do is draft and do jack shit in free agency – your destiny is tied to a couple days in April and you have no recourse to fix anything or adjust to injuries. TT is a one dimensional GM. Give him all 6th and 7th rounders and he would probably jizz himself..

      You’ll see that our luck is running out this year..our O-line is pathetic and our Defense, which was a seive last year when it counted, is actually worse. So, before you, Iltarion, start filating Old Teddy for cutting some linebackers, think about the product that he is going to trot out onto the field this weekend.

      1. Iltarion September 2, 2013

        I’ll be generous and just conclude logically that we don’t know if Hawk or Jones would make those teams.

        But what we DO know is that DJ Smith isn’t good enough to make the Chargers and Bishop isn’t good enough to be a starter at one of the Vikings’ weakest positions. Do we want those guys as our starters? No thanks.

        I am not giving anyone credit. I am merely making a fair observation. Certainly if both had become starters, the opposite observation would have been made ad nauseum.

        1. Hank Williams Jr. Sr. III September 2, 2013

          Agreed on DJ Smith – but honestly an orange traffic cone would be better than Hawk in the middle. Try describing him without mentioning that he doesn’t get hurt…tough to do.

          1. Phatgzus September 2, 2013

            You haven’t been in a science class since 9th grade, have you? Yours is an opinion incorporating conjecture, not an impartial observation.

            Here is an objective observatio: Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Dujuan Harris, Ryan Pickett, Jeff Saturday, Charles Woodson, Jamarri Lattimore, Graham Harrell, Matt O’Dwyer, Adrian Klemm, Samkon Gado, Donald Lee, Rob Gardner, Marquand Manuel, Ben Taylor, Kevin Walker, Brandon Chillar, Frank Zombo, EDS, Masthay, Charlie Peprah, and Erik Walden all have one feature in common, guess what it is-they’re all Ted Thompson free agent acquisitions.

      2. Shawn September 2, 2013

        “your destiny is tied to a couple days in April and you have no recourse to fix anything or adjust to injuries.”

        Hank, I suggest you check out a video of the Green Bay Packers 2010 season. You appear to have missed it.

        1. Hank Williams Jr. Sr. III September 2, 2013

          Shawn, you are another guy living in 2010 – I can give you some lotto numbers to play, if you’d like and you can make some serious dough..we here in 2013 are not super bowl champs and have a ton of glaring issues.

          Our destiny in 2010 was tied to the draft – you made my point for me. But, now that we aren’t getting production out of draft picks since Randall Cobb, what other course do we have? Would be nice to have free agency,,

          1. Phatgzus September 2, 2013

            You have all the patience of a methed-out Soup Nazi.

  4. Savage57 September 2, 2013

    The only problem with the pipeline of talent between Green Bay and Kansas City (and Seattle for that matter) is that it only works in one direction.

    I wish TT had 1/10th the horse-trading skill Ron Wolf had.

    1. Abe Frohman September 3, 2013

      the rules are different now. Wolf has said as much himself.

  5. buster bluth September 2, 2013

    So KC now has Dezman ” Amos” Moses and Frank Zombo Zoo. At least they kept the Banjo. Back ups with funny names are a must

  6. E. Wolf September 2, 2013

    It appears that the Packers have signed Seneca Wallace and released BJ Coleman.

  7. Vijay September 2, 2013

    The Jets have signed QB Brady Quinn and released QB Graham Harrell.

  8. Vijay September 2, 2013

    Even the Jets did not think much of our 3 year pet project, Graham.

  9. Vijay September 2, 2013

    Even the Jets did not think much of our 3 year pet project I’m afraid (sigh)…

  10. rebelgb September 2, 2013

    Vijay, seriously, shut the fuck up. Dude do us all a favor and fucking get hit by a car.

    Id take 10 more Viking fans on this site if it meant you were suddenly absent, forever.

    1. Shawn September 2, 2013

      Easy there, rebel. No need to be wishing for anyone’s untimely demise, unless its a Viking.

      Everyone has the option of merely refusing to read what they find disagreeable.

  11. rebelgb September 3, 2013

    I only wanted the car to do enough damage to make Vijay unable to type on a keyboard for about 10 years. Not kill him.

    When I say “absent forever” I meant from this or any other Packer website.

    But yeah, get fucked Shawn.