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Mike Pennel, Demetri Goodson Added to Active Roster

The Green Bay Packers have activated their two suspended players, defensive tackle Mike Pennel and cornerback Demetri Goodson.

The Packers had an open roster spot after releasing quarterback Joe Callahan on Thursday. They created another one by releasing defensive tackle Brian Price, an undrafted rookie, on Saturday.

Both Pennel and Goodson served four-game suspensions for violating league drug policies. We knew the Packers would activate Pennel at some point — they were under no obligation to do it this week. Goodson, on the other hand, was a question mark.

Goodson was no better than the sixth cornerback during training camp in our estimation. He was outplayed by undrafted rookie Josh Hawkins and Robertson Daniel, who didn’t make the roster.

We expected — perhaps hoped — the Packers would just release Goodson when his suspension was up.

However, they suddenly have very little depth at cornerback. Sam Shields remains out with concussion, while Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins are questionable with groin injuries.

Goodson’s activation may well be more about necessity than it is talent.

As William Munny said, “Deserves got nothing to do with it.”

Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.



  1. Nic October 15, 2016

    These decisions just boggle my mind.going into a game with just 1 running back who probably will not be able to finish the game.I am lost for words to describe the buffoonery that goes on with this franchise and no mention of addressing the punting situation which has created huge disadvantages several times the past few games and it is going to cost a game in the future I can definitely see it happening once the weather gets a little colder.

  2. glb October 15, 2016

    Maybe Goodson was activated to help at kick and punt coverage.

  3. ferris October 15, 2016

    I throw up in my mouth when Brad Jones…errrr Demetri Goodson step on the field at corner. Just play Janis there he’s fast enough. Troy Brown played DB for the Pats one year.

  4. Howard October 15, 2016

    I guess this means we will hopefully have to see Goodson jump up and down, point at the name on his jersey, pound on his chest and generally bring attention to himself when he does his job and hopefully makes a tackle or defends a pass.

    If performance enhancing drugs enhance your performance, I struggle with what the team sees in Goodson now that his performance will be less enhanced than it was in previous performances.

  5. Vijay-jay October 15, 2016

    I hate to say it, but I just may be a Cowboys fan for this game. I want this idiotic so called brain trust to start eating some humble pie. The Packer shareholders should be allowed to vote to keep GMs/ coaches in place or remove them. But knowing Wisconsin as I personally do, I believe they (like the Trump faithful) are complete idiots who would rather settle for mediocrity and ineffectiveness than greatness (see: Patriots)

    1. MMTTDCSUCK October 16, 2016

      You just hit the MOTHERFUCKING NAIL ON THE HEAD!!!!!!!!!! Bravo!

    2. Chad Lundberg October 16, 2016

      Wanting to see a billionaire who knows to run money and finances better than anyone else in a time where we are 20 trillion dollars in debt over someone who is as corrupt as all hell makes for an idiot then call me one sir. Seriously, I go to these sports sites to get away from politics, but jackasses like you just don’t have any sense of security about themselves unless they bring others that simply disagree with them down. Piss poor people like you are what’s wrong with this country.

    3. Empacador October 16, 2016

      Obviously you don’t know Wisconsin well enough if you honestly believe that and can paint everyone with the same broad stroke of your brush, friend.

      1. Empacador October 16, 2016

        Unless of course you live in the south eastern part of the state, then that would make complete and total sense, since they are responsible for the great Scotty Walker.

    4. Phillthy October 16, 2016

      Wait so you’re claiming to be a fair weather Cowboy fan and put down the people of the great state of Wisconsin, and get lauded for it?
      I understand you need someone to pay for us not having multiple Super Bowls right now and are letting emotions get the best of you. Don’t rile up peanut gallery with conjecture of the brain trust is gonna “learn their lesson”, don’t threaten the FAITHFUL with being a fucking Cowboy fan for a day and don’t dare insult the people of the great state of Wisconsin kid.
      Fans like you and your supporters wouldn’t have lasted in the 80s. Yall just know winning, which I think you mistake as whining.

  6. MMTTDCSUCK October 17, 2016

    I believe what he was trying to imply is that sometimes most people “follow” rather than speak out. I think for the most part on this site people tend to speak out. But we are a minority. As far as the “Trump” debacle? Fuck him and Fuck her as well. But I will tell you this CHAD LUNDBERG, Trump is a charlatan with no idea about how to run a country. Clinton at least understands the massive bullshit that is the body politic. Does that give her a free ride? Fuck no! But having that bullshit artist as President would be a grave mistake . . . I prefer herpes over cancer. Live to fight another day . . . unless you have no problems with someone who is a misogynist, bigot, racist, xenophobe, elitist, objectivist, plutocrat, bully, and a pretty goddamn good liar himself. Someone who fucks their contractors over, has all of his “products” made overseas, hires “foreigner’s” for his hotels and even believes we should get rid of the minimum wage . . . I could go on for hours. But this is a Packer blog so I will stop. Reading is required. Always know the people that YOU ARE BACKING. Go Packers! Get rid of Buffoon and TT “The Frugal GM” NOW!