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Packers Hedging Their Bets With DeAngelo Yancey

The Green Bay Packers brought back a familiar face on Thursday. The team re-signed receiver DeAngelo Yancey to their practice squad.

In turn they released linebacker Greer Martini.

Yancey, a 2017 fifth-round pick, was on the practice squad in 2017 and with the team in training camp this year. He obviously has some grasp of the Packers’ offense.

Break glass in case of emergency.

That’s where the Packers might be this week. Their top three receivers didn’t practice on Thursday. Davante Adams sat with a calf injury. Randall Cobb has a hamstring injury that kept him out last week. Geronimo Allison is still out with a concussion.

That could leave the Packers with just Marquez Valdes-Scantling, J’Mon Moore and Equanimeous St. Brown.


One — St. Brown — hasn’t played a snap this year.

If none of the top three guys can go, it’s logical that the Packers would elevate Yancey from the practice squad as insurance. It would be a move very similar to when they elevated cornerback Tony Brown from the practice squad. That move happened after Kevin King went down and Davon House was sent to injured reserve.

The Packers needed precautionary depth at the position and they got it in Brown.

Now they just might have to get it in Yancey at the receiver position.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Howard October 4, 2018

    Probably is insurance, but you also need a certain number of receivers to efficiently run the scout team against the No.1 defense. Also need a certain quantity of receivers to get the defense ready for the lions.

  2. Deepsky October 5, 2018

    Well, I am mentally preparing myself for this to be one ugly game if the three rookie receivers are in the game. Drops and interceptions because receivers ran the wrong routes or deflected a ball into the air.

    If it were me, I’d make Montgomery a receiver and throw rub routes all day, but McCarthy doesn’t call those plays and the rookies probably can’t pull off the pick anyway.

    Rodgers is going to be very upset.

    1. Icebowl October 5, 2018

      Ed……. Zachary

    2. Dennis Dervetski October 5, 2018

      Your points are solid. Use Ty in motion or the slot. How about twi right ends, Graham and Lewis. I thought the Packers were looking at the pass/run duel set with Graham and Lewis. Haven’t even seen it in the NEW PLAYBOOK. Problem is MM. When are the Packers and blind fans going to admit this long term slide. Everyone said Jordy was slipping, yet give total gear loss MM more years! Go figure that out.

  3. Dennis Dervetski October 5, 2018

    This is exactly why the Packers have issues. Let Jordy go, drafted many receivers, and got two tight ends, yet they’re bringing Yancey back? Yancey had a golden opportunity and couldnt do it. Why the hell does anyone think he’s turned the switch to outstanding receiver now?