The Green Bay Packers one-week experiment with two punters is over. The team released punter Drew Kaser, who they signed on Saturday in case J.K. Scott had to leave to see his wife give birth. To fill that roster spot, the Packers claimed safety Ibraheim Campbell off waivers from the Jets.
Campbell is a former fourth-round pick out of Northwestern. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2015 and played for Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine there.
Campbell has started 11 games in his career, but has been bouncing around the league for the past two years. He played in eight games for the Browns in 2017 and then played in one for the Texans. In 2018, Campbell played in four games for the Cowboys and one for the Jets. So he’ll be on his third team this season.
Campbell has a single tackle on the year.
After shipping Ha Ha Clinton-Dix out to Washington and Kentrell Brice getting injured against the Patriots, the Packers probably needed some depth at safety. Campbell will provide that.
His signing also likely closes the door on any sort of pursuit of former Oakland Raiders edge rusher Bruce Irvin. He was released by the Raiders over the weekend.
The Packers pass rush is a joke right now. Irvin could help that issue, but apparently signing him is too obvious. Maybe Nick Perry will come on one of these days. Maybe Clay Matthews will play like he did in Los Angeles. Let’s just cross our fingers and hope for that. The Packers front office is clearly doing that.