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Geronimo Allison Added to Active Roster

One of the moves has been made. The Green Bay Packers had two open roster spots after putting receiver Jared Abbrederis and safety Chris Banjo on injured reserve. One of those spots has been filled by practice squad receiver Geronimo Allison.

Allison is an undrafted rookie from Illinois. He made a strong push for a roster spot with a great training camp and solid preseason. Ultimately, that was a numbers game, though. The Packers kept seven receivers, which are two more than they typically carry on their roster.

Frankly, we’re surprised they filled Abbrederis’ spot with Allison. When healthy, the Packers couldn’t find any playing time for Abbrederis.

Maybe it will be different for Allison, who actually provides the Packers with something they don’t have enough of at the position — a big outside receiver. Allison is 6’3″, 203.

The Packers now have four legitimate outside guys with Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams, Jeff Janis and Allison for their two outside spots. Previously, they were carrying three guys best suited for the slot — Randall Cobb, Ty Montgomery and Abbrederis — when there was really just one slot role available.

Unfortunately, Allison brings size to the table, but he doesn’t necessarily bring speed. He ran just a 4.67 40 yard dash at the combine. In essence, the Packers’ receiving corps, just got slower.

Joseph Bonham

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  1. Abe Frohman October 24, 2016

    big whoop…he still won’t play any more than Abbrederis did.

    1. PF4L October 24, 2016

      Bring in the safety’s and receivers, it’s not like we need a running back or anything. We can just use Montgomery because he had a few carries in college, and if he gets a mcl/acl injury or aggravates his ankle. We can just say….oops.

      1. PF4L October 24, 2016

        It’s a good thing we have so many UDFA’s. That way, Teds able to be under the cap by 10 million dollars in week 8. Money, if we ever have a rainy day i’m guessing. And if we had signed Matt Forte in the off season, we’d only have about 9 million. (factoring in Starks 3 million). Good thing Ted didn’t take us there.

  2. Savage57 October 25, 2016

    Will need to spend a minimum of 30 days doing absolutely nothing, while he works on earning his Aaron Rodgers Circle of Trust merit badge.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK October 25, 2016

      Funny stuff . . . too bad it is most likely true . . .