To make room on the roster for James Jones, the Green Bay Packers released Myles White. The team announced the transaction on Monday afternoon; Packer Report had the news on Monday morning.
White is eligible for the practice squad. However, after a strong training camp earned him a spot on the53-man roster, there’s a chance he will be claimed on waivers. If he clears waivers, a disappointed White might prefer to seek a practice-squad opportunity elsewhere.
"Myles White did a heck of a job," coach Mike McCarthy said on Monday. "Obviously he did enough to make our 53, and then things went a different direction. That’s the tough part of the business. He’s a young man that developed here, has done everything you can ask, every part of our program. Those are tough, hard decisions."
White led the Packers with 16 receptions during the preseason — a figure that ranked third in the NFL. He caught nine passes vs. Philadelphia in the third preseason game and four passes — including two touchdowns — against the Saints
“If they have to cut me, I just want them to have to look the other way if they do it,” White said after the final preseason game against New Orleans. “And I think that would be the situation if they did. I’m very confident in my ability and I think I did enough. There’s some plays, obviously, I could’ve made early in the preseason. But that’s football, you can’t make them all, and I think I did a great job of closing out these last two weeks.”
White, who entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2013, opened his career on the practice squad but was promoted to the active roster when Randall Cobb was injured and caught nine passes in seven games. He spent all of last season on the practice squad.
Meanwhile, the Packers have filled nine of their 10 practice squads.
As was previously reported, the Packers brought back receiver Jared Abbrederis, running back John Crockett, tight end Justin Perillo, offensive linemen Matt Rotheram and Jeremy Vujnovich, linebackers Carl Bradford and James Vaughters, and sixth-round defensive tackle Christian Ringo. Those eight were released in Saturday’s cutdown.
The ninth members is Robertson Daniel, an undrafted rookie cornerback from BYU. Daniel spent training camp with the Oakland Raiders and recorded one tackle in his only game. While starting 22 games in his two seasons at BYU, Daniel had three interceptions and 23 passes defensed.
Daniel has good measureables: 6-foot 7/8, with a 4.46 in the 40, a 35.5-inch vertical and 24 reps on the bench at BYU’s pro day.
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