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.