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Packers Sign Another Seahawks’ Castoff, Linebacker Jordan Tripp

If you can’t beat them… wait a second. The Green Bay Packers just pounded the Seattle Seahawks. Regardless, they have also signed another one of their castoffs. This time, it’s linebacker Jordan Tripp (6-4, 244).

Tripp was released off of injured reserve by the Seahawks earlier this week. He joins running back Christine Michael, who the Packers also picked up after he was released by Seattle.

The Packers had a roster spot available with defensive lineman Mike Pennel currently serving his second four-game suspension of the season.

Tripp is in his third year out of Montana. He was a fifth-round pick of the Miami Dolphins and spent 2015 with the Jacksonville Jaguars, before moving to Seattle in 2016. Four teams in three seasons isn’t exactly a good sign of a career trending upward.

Tripp does have two career starts, including one with Seattle, but just 18 career tackles.

Tripp is listed as an outside linebacker and that is indeed where he played with Seattle. There has been plenty of speculation that he’ll play inside with the Packers, although we doubt it will matter.

We’d be surprised to see Tripp on the field anywhere other than special teams.

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  1. PF4L December 14, 2016

    I don’t like doing “if” scenario’s. But if a miracle happened and the Packers got in the playoffs, wouldn’t you want Shields back in the line up?

    He got a concussion in week 1, that was 3 1/2 months ago. i know he’s had previous concussions, but after 14 weeks, wouldn’t it have subsided by now?

    I guess i wouldn’t be asking these questions, if the Packers didn’t have a gag order and actually told us what was going on. Or if a reporter actually left his desk, or found out by, dare i say, doing some investigative journalism?

    I guess we won’t know until God feels it’s ok to tell us. Until then, We’ll wait for fat Mike to bless us with this information.

    1. Howard December 14, 2016

      When the Packers designated Deloreant to return from IR that meant Shields was gone for the rest of the season. You can only bring one player a year back from IR.

      1. PF4L December 14, 2016

        I understand that. But there was a decision to shut Shields down. So i guess if i simple up the point i’m trying to make. Tell us what the deal is on Shields? If his career is over, if not, something, just tell us.

    2. Squeezy December 15, 2016

      Brewers 3B Corey Koskie slid backwards and suffered a whiplash concussion in 2010, a real unassuming head bump. He never played baseball again, and to this day has bouts of his mind going blank and headaches, and he has trouble walking. The brain is a funny thing, best of luck to Shields but im in the camp that thinks his career is over. A shame, just like Nick Collins, career prematurely ended.

      To the point, he has missed 3.5 months….I don’t think he would be much of a reliable asset other than depth in an emergency.

    3. MJ December 16, 2016

      This post concussed Sam Shields.

  2. Mike December 15, 2016

    All I know is it looks like Jon Gruden is going to be snatched up by Rams, while we in Packer Nation will have to endure another year of McSlob & Cadaver Ted & our team floppin on the dock, like a flounder. Best QB in the League, and we cant get past 1 and done every year.