The Green Bay Packers made three roster moves on Saturday. They officially placed right tackle Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve. They also activated tackle Jason Spriggs from IR and brought fullback Joe Kerridge up from the practice squad.
Bulaga tore his ACL against the Detroit Lions on November 6. He obviously wasn’t playing again this season, so it’s curious this move took as long as it did.
Spriggs was injured in week 1 after playing a single play. He returned to practice on November 2 and is now the Packers’ first of two injured reserve returnees.
Kerridge finished 2016 on the Packers’ roster. He was cut after training camp this year, but brought back to the practice squad on October 30.
I agree with the “why did it take so long” question about Bulaga going to IR. That question goes straight to TT along with a follow up question: NFL rules allow 53 players on the active roster, so why do the Packers not have 53 at all times?
I don’t know if / how often that happens elsewhere, but it happens in Green Bay.
Good point. The only thing I can think of is maybe if they brought someone up from the practice squad, and then wanted to activate Spriggs as a replacement for Bulaga, you would have to cut that player? I don’t think you can just demote a player to the practice squad, I could be wrong though
Ted was. too busy getting tea bagged to remember to put him on IR
I’m interested in seeing Spriggs get out there. He spent his IR tIme beefing up, so maybe he can take over Bulaga’s spot before long. The guy in there right now is a run-blocking mauler, but a very shaky pass-blocker (I know, Spriggs has struggled too).
It’s time for Spriggs to step up.
Well, you didn’t have to wait long to see Mr. Spriggs in action.
Beefing up isn’t going to turn Spriggs into a NFL offensive lineman, but if he retired, Hundley would probably throw him a party.