Joe Callahan, the undrafted rookie from Division III Wesley, was one of the feel-good stories of training camp for the Green Bay Packers.
If a long-shot like this can make the mighty Green Bay Packers’ roster, I can do anything, you said!
Well, turns out, you can’t. The Green Bay Packers enlightened us all to that reality on Thursday when they released Callahan, who took more snaps than any Packers’ quarterback during the preseason.
The harsh reality is the Packers have two players coming back from suspension this week — defensive lineman Mike Pennel and cornerback Demetri Goodson.
Pennel is the logical guy to take Callahan’s roster spot, although that has yet to be announced. As we’ve long noted, Goodson doesn’t belong on the Packers’ roster and probably doesn’t belong in the league. We expect him to be cut outright, although he’s stuck around this long — much like a cockroach, so who knows?
There is one other possibility here, of course.
The Packers are under no obligation to activate either of these guys right now. They have plenty of question marks at running back, with Eddie Lacy nursing an injured ankle and James Starks with an injured knee.
We’ve pointed out how idiotic they were for not addressing their running back depth earlier and now they may have to. In theory, that roster spot could go to a running back, with both Pennel and Goodson remaining inactive this week.
However it plays out, we hope Joe Callahan at least gets himself a spot on the practice squad. He deserves that.