Lots going on here, but let’s start with the Green Bay Packers’ players. Cornerback Herb Waters, who was a great story making the roster being a converted receiver, has been released. Receiver Jake Kumerow, arguably the best-performing player in camp before he got injured, has been sent to injured reserve.
The #Packers are placing promising WR Jake Kumerow on Injured Reserve, sources tell @MikeGarafolo and me. Developed into one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorites, but will have to wait 8 weeks to show it on the field.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 3, 2018
The Packers had two open roster spots after those moves. They used one of them to sign inside linebacker Korey Toomer. He was released by the San Francisco 49ers on cutdown day.
The Packers will have one roster spot to fill, so there’s something else in the works.
Toomer has bounced around the league. He was a fifth-round pick by Seattle, where he spent three years. He split 2014 between Dallas and St. Louis. He played the next two years with Oakland and then spent two seasons with the Chargers.
The 49ers gave him a one-year contract this offseason.
Essentially, Toomer has bounced from the practice squad up to the active roster on a regular basis. He did get a shot with the Chargers, however. He had 75 and then 48 tackles for the team in his two seasons there. He had eight starts both years.
So perhaps this is a solid backup inside linebacker option.
I would bet that the open roster spot that remains goes to another linebacker, but on the outside.
Kind of a rough and strange couple of days for Waters.
He was good enough to make the 53, but poor enough to get cut 48 hours later, and still not good enough to make it back on the practice squad? Instead, they sign another cornerback, Tony Brown, from the Charger’s cuts.