Packers Making Roster Moves Before Cut Day Shows Their Depth
Green Bay Packers made some roster moves yet again after their preseason game. Last week, the Packers traded Josh Jackson to the New York Giants for Issac Yiadom. This week, the Packers released 2020 fifth-round draft pick Kamal Martin, and they traded 2019 sixth-rounder Ka’Dar Hollman to the Houston Texans for a 7th rounder. Green Bay is not wasting any time with their roster, and it speaks to the depth of what the Packers have all over the field. If they’re making moves this early, it tells me there is unspoken confidence about the talent that is on this roster.
Here’s a bit of a surprise: the Packers are releasing 2020 fifth-round pick Kamal Martin, a source said.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 23, 2021
The Texans sent the Packers a 2022 7th round pick (via the Bears) for newly acquired CB Ka’Dar Hollman.
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Martin really seemed to struggle this season. He could not get on the field, found himself with the third string, and tried a new position. I get that he had moments last year, but it’s clear Martin lost a step with his knee surgery. It’s now imperative that Oren Burks stays healthy, and my guess is Green Bay likes what they have with their other middle linebackers. Those are Ty Summers, Ray Wilborn, and Isaiah McDuffie. One of those guys could still go as well.
As for Hollman, there was a clear logjam in the secondary. Green Bay will likely have some work to do to figure out who all stays on the roster and who all goes. With the emergence of Kabian Ento plus Yiadom, Shemar Jean-Charles, there isn’t a lot of room for Hollman. Green Bay has so many talented young secondary players. Hollman didn’t have enough to get on the field besides special teams. Maybe in Houston, the opportunities will be better.
We’ll see if Green Bay makes any more pre-cut moves like these ones.