Last week, the Green Bay Packers brought in a squad of ten players for their tryouts. Former Texas linebacker Gary Johnson was one of the ten players listed for tryouts as revealed on Monday. A two-year starter with the Longhorns, Johnson ran 40 yards in 4.43 seconds, making him the second-fastest linebacker during the combine in February.
Being a 226-pounder, Johnson went undrafted, though he spent time with the Washington Redskins and the Kansas City Chiefs. Other players brought in by Green Bay earlier last week include linebacker Joey Alfieri, tight end Scott Orndoff, receiver Trinity Benson, linebacker Gimel President, Quarterback Philip Walker and running back Johnathan Thomas. Here’s everything you want to know about the ten players to expand your knowledge on how to bet on football online and also learn the team’s strength.
The Packers Players for the Tryouts
With one spot left on the practice squad, the Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst is prepping for the rest of the NFL season with a 10-man squad. All the ten players signed to their practice squad were already with the team in the 2019 preseason, with most of them showing talent on the field. Quarterback Philip Walker was one of the better-known players in the tryouts, having been hosted by the Packers in the pre-draft workout before their 2017 draft.
A dual-threat quarterback, Walker has been part of the Indianapolis Colts organization the past three years. He spent his collegiate career at Temple, starting from 2013 to 2016. By July 2017, Walker was the All-time Owls leader in number of wins by a starting quarterback, passing touchdowns, passing yards, total yards, completions, and total touchdowns.
The 23-year-old Joey Alfieri is an athletic and versatile linebacker that is known for his positive contribution to the Giants. The Eagles originally signed Alfieri as an undrafted free agent. His best position may be as an edge rusher, although the versatility to hold a position inside doesn’t hurt his chances.
Ohio State guard Markus Pridgeon was also part of the ten-man crew unveiled by the Packers for tryouts. The former offensive lineman for Ohio State became an undrafted free agent for the Houston Texans following the 2019 draft for the NFL.
Defensive tackle Cory Thomas was a rotational player for Mississippi St, starting in 2015. Cory played his senior season in 2018, playing 12 games and recording a total of 12 tackles. That included three tackles while playing against Florida, making it a season-high for the young talent.
The Packers, like all NFL teams are busy at this time of the year looking for reliable players in case of injuries or when the need arises.