Applause all around. Nose tackle Letroy Guion made his training camp debut for the Green Bay Packers on Monday. That would be good news if this were the end of July and not the end of August.
Guion, who was signed after being released by the Minnesota Vikings this offseason, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for all of training camp. Until Monday, that is!
The Packers signed Guion, a starter for most of the last two seasons with the Queens, to be B.J. Raji’s backup. And then of course B.J. Raji was lost for the year, but Guion had been standing around doing nothing for too long to take advantage of that situation.
So now the guy will literally get two practices and part of a game to try to make the team.
Monday was the Packers’ last full-pads practice. They have a light practice on Wednesday and then their final preseason game Thursday night.
So you go get ’em, Letroy!
Seriously, the Packers seem pretty much set at nose tackle. They’re moving Josh Boyd, who played nose in college, over from defensive end. We also have undrafted free agent nose tackle Mike Pennel penciled in for a roster spot.
Guion could be an insurance policy, but it’s hard to justify keeping a guy you’ve seen do football-related activities with your team for three days.
So why don’t we let this serve as a lesson?
Never sign Vikings trash ever again.
It’s a win-win for me either way, though. If we cut a former Viking, that has “good times and folly” written all over it. However, if he shows that he’s good enough to be on this team after only 1 week of action then he’ll likely make the packers even better, especially with the loss lf Raji.
Let the cuts commence!!
Gee…you mean the guy who’s done exactly nothing all training camp starts practicing the week before final cuts?
He’s doing it to get an injury settlement. His hammie will tweak again (because it’s not healed) and he’ll be cut….but not before banking some coin.
He will be kept, mark it down.
The Gravedigger was purple before he was green. It can work.
He’s not getting cut. Maybe before Raji’s injury, but not now.
If Josh Boyd played nose tackle in college why did they ever move him from that position? Oh that’s right, we have Dom Capers as a defensive coordinator. Seriously though, I can’t name one player that they’ve moved out of their natural position who has ever become above mediocre at whatever new position they took on.