Packers News: Green Bay claims passer-by Justin Hollins

According to NFL Network’s Ian RapoportThe Green Bay Packers claimed outside linebacker Justin Hollins via the Los Angeles Rams. Hollins was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2019 but was waived during final cuts of the league’s sophomore season. In his professional career, Hollins played in 49 games and seven starts while recording 97 tackles, six tackles for loss and seven sacks.

The Rams, where Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry spent his last stop before Green Bay, operate a defensive system somewhat similar to what Hollins would be required to do with the Packers. For reference, Hollins has played 308 defensive snaps and 28 special teams games for Los Angeles this season.

So far, there have been no similar roster moves made by Green Bay, who trained with their full 53-man roster on Wednesday. It should also be noted that Tipa Jali, who is on injured reserve, was set to return earlier this month and is expected to be promoted to the active list within the next week. The addition of Hollins and Galle will bring the outside linebacker room to five players.

Green Bay has been lower body in this position since kicker Rashan Gary went down with a torn ACL in Week 9. The short-term answer by the team was to elevate La’Darius Hamilton to the game roster over the past two weeks, but now Hamilton’s heights are depleted. All three for 2022. That means if the team wants to use him as a fourth tackler against the Philadelphia Eagles, they’ll have to bring him to their 53-man roster. Obviously, the Packers must have seen something in Hollins to go in a different direction.

Hollins may be You have a chance to play this week, although it was added in the middle of the week. Defenders on the line of scrimmage are one of the quickest positions to see the next field for signings or trades. If Hollins and/or Galliere aren’t ready to go in Week 12, the team will likely have to raise Tim Ward, who was signed in Week 10 to the practice squad, to play as the Packers’ fourth passing pass behind Preston Smith, Kingsley Inagbari and Jonathan Garvin.


The corresponding roster move made to clear a roster spot for Hollins’ signing was the Packers’ waiver to running back Patrick Taylor. Taylor began the season on the practice squad, being elevated to the game roster in Week 2 before being signed to the 53-man roster in Week 3.

Taylor remained on the active list until fellow running back Kylin Hill was activated from the physically unable to perform list, at which point Green Bay once again placed Taylor on the practice squad. When Hill was waived last week, Taylor was promoted to the 53-man roster. Taylor could be promoted to the game roster from the Packers’ practice squad two more times in 2022, if he goes through waivers and returns to the practice squad tomorrow.

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