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Chris Banjo

As is usually the case, the 2014 Green Bay Packers practice squad contains a bunch of familiar faces — a bunch of guys who got the proverbial ax on Saturday.

Unfortunately, it appears cornerback Jumal Rolle — who we still can’t believe got cut to begin with — was not among those players (despite earlier reports to the contrary). The Packers thought they could sneak Rolle through to the practice squad, which was both stupid and laughable.

The Packers did luck out in getting safety Chris Banjo back though.

Joining Banjo are receiver Kevin Dorsey, offensive lineman Garth Gerhart, receiver Alex Gillett, running back Michael Hill, linebacker Adrian Hubbard, tight end Justin Perillo, defensive end Luther Robinson, tackle Jeremy Vujnovich and receiver Myles White.

Gerhart, Gillett, White and Hill all spent time on the Packers practice squad last year. Both White and Hill were also briefly on the active roster. Banjo, of course, spent all of last season on the Packers active roster.

Hubbard, Perillo and Robinson were all undrafted free agent signees this year. Vujnovich was signed in January after being a tryout player prior to the 2013 season.

Dorsey was a 2013 seventh-round pick who spent that season on injured reserve.

As for Rolle, he surely signed with another team, but we’ll update his status once we confirm that.

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. Chad Lundberg August 31, 2014

    We may have a deep DB group, but letting Rolle go is a mistake. It’s still very possible for Shields to start under-performing IMO, obviously a lot of players tend to disappear after they get their fat contract. Furthermore, competition is a good thing for everyone involved, and there can never be enough of it.

    Plus, this will be Williams and House’s last year.

    As one person said, Rolle was a more physical version of Shields. Cannot believe we’re letting a talent like Rolle just walk away.

    If Demetri Goodson doesn’t develop like TT expects him to. we be may be talking about this issue in the future as one of TT’s biggest flops as a GM. In fact, even if Goodson DOES develop into a proper CB, will he be as good as Rolle will be next year???

    This is one GM decision that just isn’t making a nick of sense. At least the rest of the roster looks wildly talented though, there’s that so chin up ya’ll.

    1. Chad Lundberg August 31, 2014

      Rob Demovsky just cleared that up actually (http://espn.go.com/blog/green-bay-packers/post/_/id/12635/the-first-53-the-packers-initial-roster)

      . Goodson’s concussion prevents TT from putting him on the PS. When he’s healthy again, he will likely be put there.

  2. GB West August 31, 2014

    I didn’t know Banjo was PS eligible, glad he cleared waivers. Keeping Goodson and cutting Rolle is just a head scratcher man.

  3. Howard August 31, 2014

    It is the new PS rule. 2 players out of the 10 have some extra exemptions and Banjo fit. Supposedly Rolle will be back tomorrow ; however that is from some of the same dumb asses who said he was signed to the PS earlier today.

    I do not believe I have ever thought WTF so many times in a 24 hour period regarding mainly Goodson but also Rolle. Chad ( above) and Jack (on comments on previous post) most likely have it right. Goodson gets waived as soon as he is medically cleared then we resign Rolle (if around). I sure as hell hope Rolle was informed ahead of time and involved in all this bullshit. As Clint Eastwood once said in a movie ” it looks like a cluster fuck to me.”

  4. aValpo August 31, 2014

    Or maybe Rolle doesn’t play a single down in the NFL and falls into obscurity? Last year it was Tyrone Walker, then Tori Gurley, the year before everyone rejoiced that Vic Sooto made it.

  5. Vijay August 31, 2014

    What Rolle lacks in coverage pass recognition… He makes up for in run recognition and then some.

  6. C.C. August 31, 2014

    Last year keeping 6th round pick LB Nate Palmer over UDFA Dezman Moses was a mistake. This year keeping 6th round pick CB Goodson over UDFA Rolle is a mistake. But we all know Ted Thompson, he can’t let UDFA’s make the roster over his 6th round draft picks. That would be foolish and make him look bad, oh wait..

    1. Phatgzus September 2, 2014

      Dezman Moses hasn’t done jack in the NFL, except make a little bit of cheddar.

  7. iltarion August 31, 2014

    Haha… You guys are really desperate when you have to whine and complain about a UDFA who would have been our 6th CB, which also happens to be the deepest position on our team.

    You guys do realize Jamal Rolle, who I also thought would make the roster over Goodson, was an UDFA, right? Do you know what that means? That means the only reason Rolle was even in an NFL camp competing for a roster spot was because Ted Thompson INVITED him.

    So, let me get this straight. According to you jokers, TT believes in Rolle enough to give him a shot, after 32 GMs didn’t draft him, but TT is somehow biased against him because Demitri Goodson happens to be a 6th round pick? Yeah, sure. Makes sense.

    Yeah, the GM that keeps more UDFAs than any other in the NFL refuses to cut his draft picks to keep UDFAs. That is effin brilliant.

    Like I said, I thought Rolle would be kept over Goodson, but I did not see every practice, every camp, and I didn’t watch hours of game film after each preseason game. So, for me to sit here and think that I would know the better player over the coaching staff is ludicrous.

    And let’s not forget that Goodson was higher on the depth chart and facing better competition until his concussion.

    There is shit to criticize TT over. Plenty of it. But THIS isn’t it.

    1. Phatgzus September 2, 2014

      For realz…

      I wish teams would pick up these armchair GMs so we could bomb on them when they crash and burn miserably. Ya know? actually make them accountable for the ridiculous shit they spit.

  8. Jtmax September 1, 2014

    Wtf TT
    You have no credibility. You announce that draft status does not matter but performance only in camp and preseason. Now everybody knows you re full of dung.

  9. Vijay September 1, 2014

    Heard from that Green Bay Press Gazette guy that Jumal Rolle will resign with Pack TODAY as long as no one else scoops him up.

  10. Jtmax September 1, 2014

    Someone on special teams always gets hurt. Guys on practice squad need to figure out how to play special teams well if they are going to be able to get called up to 53.

  11. SEAHAWKSOWNYOU September 1, 2014

    You all ready for that ass whipping on the 6th? Come on bitches! You know you are scared of getting ass raped by us right? Better yet ALL Wisconsin teams fucking suck faggots.

  12. Kristofer September 1, 2014

    Rolle signed to practice squad, WR Gillett released to make room.

  13. iltarion September 1, 2014

    Got Rolle back… cause every other team in the NFL passed him up, again.

    So, much ado about nothing. Imagine that.