The Green Bay Packers finished trimming their roster to 75 players and traded outside linebacker Lerentee McCray to the Buffalo Bills.
The roster moves didn’t play out exactly like we anticipated. Rather than releasing tight end Kennard Backman, as was reported earlier in the day, the Packers put him on injured reserve. The same went for running back John Crockett.
Joining them on IR were center Jacob Flores, tight end Mitchell Henry and guard Josh Walker.
The only player who was actually released on Tuesday was receiver Harvey Binford.
As for the trade, the Packers got a draft pick for McCray, although they haven’t disclosed what round. It will most likely be a seventh.
The Packers signed McCray as a street free agent this offseason. He had shown ability as a pass rusher throughout camp and we had put McCray on our rosters over Jayrone Elliott.
It now looks like Elliott still has a shot at making the team at the crowded outside linebacker position.