One of these moves comes straight out of left field. That would be the Green Bay Packers releasing safety Jermaine Whitehead.
Whitehead was ejected from Sunday’s game against the Patriots for slapping New England center David Andrews. It was in retaliation for Andrews shoving him. However, only the second guy to react ever gets caught in the NFL. Whitehead was penalized and tossed. The second outcome was more than what was warranted.
Whitehead had 20 tackles and a sack on the season. He was arguably the Packers top-performing safety this season.
Over the past week, the Packers have almost completely remade the position. They traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington. They’ve now released Whitehead. On Monday, they claimed Ibraheim Campbell off waivers from the Jets.
The holdovers are Kentrell Brice, who left the Patriots game with an injury, and Josh Jones. The Packers also have undrafted rookie Raven Greene, but he hasn’t played a defensive snap this season. Cornerback Tramon Williams was used at safety this past week.
Whitehead’s release would seem to be related to the incident on Sunday, which is stupid. How many guys have gotten personal foul penalties on the Packers this year?
#Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said he wasn’t sending a message by trading Montgomery and Clinton-Dix. A few days later he cuts Whitehead following a silly ejection. There are guys on the 53-man roster who contribute far less than those three. Sure seems like a message to me.
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As for Allison, moving him to injured reserve was expected. It was reported that Allison would have surgery on a core muscle injury on Monday. His recovery time is expected to be six-to-eight weeks.
The Packers filled one of these roster spots by promoting cornerback Will Redmond from the practice squad. Redmond joined the Packers practice squad in September. He was originally a third-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 out of Mississippi State. Redmond spent his rookie season on injured reserve with a knee injury. Then he spent the first eight games of 2017 on IR with an ankle injury. He was released by the 49ers in October of 2017. Redmond was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad that November. He stuck there until being released by the Chiefs this September.
The Packers still have one roster spot to fill.
In other News: Clear your schedule for May 4th, 2019 when the Green Bay Packers induct Ted Thompson into the Green Bay Packers H O F.
This is something Bellichek would do. Don’t do stupid shit.
Like Gutekunst said in part, about the trades of Ty and Dix “It is never one thing.” My guess is the ejection of Whitehead was just the final straw, or the way Whitehead reacted after the ejection was the final straw.
Why after reviewing the incident they don’t penalize the guy who started it? As it stands, they are encouraging guys to mess with the nearest rival after a play, and hope he retaliates and gets flagged.
Troubling news from nfl.com they are picking us to lose out. You know what happens when they pick us for the super bowl. We need to really man up and lose out of we want to get rid of McCarthy. None of this one and done in the playoffs.
I hope they are right…Lost season anyway, see ya later McRib. It’s not 2010 anymore, you rode that pony for too long.
I have zero issue with Whitehead being ejected. He is a dumbass. He was ejected for such. No room for dumbass’s committing penalties that hurt the team
When you continuously act like a punk with low impulse control, we ain’t gonna miss ya. Because that low impulse control almost always breeds epic dumbassery. Take it someplace else.
Omg could you imagine by some giant stroke of luck the packers were in the NFC championship two years from and he pulls a dumbass move on a fourth down play late in the game that allows (insert team) a second chance to win the game?
Going from being a starter to being cut?! How often do you see that?
Not the first time it has happened to Whitehead. When Whitehead was a senior at Auburn he was suspended for 4 games for verbally abusing a safeties coach. Several of the defensive coaches who were familiar with the incident thought Whitehead should have been removed from the team for the rest of the season.
Not sure exactly what happened, but it had to be bad to go from starter to being removed from the team for 4 games, and when returned to the team only allowed on STs for the next 2 games.
As PF4L and a couple of others said Whitehead is a punk and it just didn’t start in the Patriot game. Read Whitehead’s scouting report. Scouts were concerned with Whitehead and the 4 game suspension. There was a reason Whitehead was not drafted and it was not fully related to his athletic ability on the field
Keep it up GUTE! Clean house.Still a lot of trash to throw out.