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Jermaine Whitehead is Gone, Joe Kerridge is In

Apparently, the Green Bay Packers have identified the culprit for Jordan Todman’s game-opening 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on Sunday. They’ve fingered safety Jermaine Whitehead, who they subsequently released on Monday.

They filled Whitehead’s roster spot with practice squad fullback Joe Kerridge, an undrafted free agent from Michigan, who was first signed by Washington. The Packers added him to the practice squad on September 3.

Now, this raises a couple issues.

First, the Packers just elevated Whitehead to the active roster on October 24. They made that move when they placed safety and special teams ace Chris Banjo on injured reserve. We quickly found out that was just a temporary move and the Packers would ultimately release Banjo, who likely would have been able to play this coming week.

Taking all of that into account — the Packers ridding themselves of a great special teams player for one who obviously couldn’t cut it — and this series of transactions looks terribly stupid.

Second, the Packers were reportedly going to sign running back Joique Bell on Monday. So what happened with that?

Apparently, someone got some faulty intel.

As for Kerridge, hopefully he’s a special teams ace in the making.

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7 Comments

  1. John Smith November 7, 2016

    This team just loves having Fullbacks.

    1. Skinny November 8, 2016

      Still don’t have a fucking HB activated other than Donny J. Can you believe that shit? Its fuckin comical. And James Starks fuckin sucks, that’s the other problem, he isn’t the answer either at this point in his career.

  2. ferris November 8, 2016

    Not sure why any of this matters. This is not a Super Bowl team. Won’t even be able to hang that “we made the playoffs banner” either. Funny thing is the Lions are thrilled to be 5-4 it’s like they already won something. Where is douche bag Dave? He must be jacking off.

  3. Skinny November 8, 2016

    This has become the Packer way now. Someone’s ass has to pay right? Not a coach, not the great Ron Zook, so we’re gonna throw the player under the bus and move forward. Fuck this organization and how they do things. Also no way in hell Ted was going to sign Joique now with how much run that was getting. Ted gets off on not doing what people think he will. If everyone says he’s going to sign a guy, he will just go out of his way not to.

  4. MJ November 8, 2016

    Another fullback. But never fear! Ted will convert him to CB or OLB in four years.

  5. Richard November 8, 2016

    Al Davis was an NFL legend, even though he had that stretch at the end of his career/life where his decision-making was clearly insane and he was clearly incapable of the job he held. Well, welcome to the same era of Ted Thompson’s career. Don’t be surprised if Green Bay ends up with 6 fullbacks by Christmas.

    1. Please November 10, 2016

      “Don’t be surprised if Green Bay ends up with 6 fullbacks by Christmas” sooo funny!