Packers News: Practice squad adds DT Miller, drops two

Packers DT Jordan Miller

Packers DT Jordan Miller

The Packers announced on Tuesday that they had signed defensive tackle Jordan Miller to the practice squad and released defensive end Drew Vanderlin and offensive lineman Chris Scott.

Miller entered the NFL with the Chicago Bears last season before he was cut on Aug. 21. Miller, 6-1 309, played collegiately at Southern University. His addition gives the Packers two defensive players on the practice squad–cornerback James Nixon is the other.

To free up room for signing Miller, the Packers cut ties with Vanderlin, a Green Bay native, after just one week. Vanderlin, a graduate of Green Bay Southwest High School, was signed to the practice squad Oct. 17.

On top of releasing Vanderlin, the Packers also dropped offensive lineman Chris Scott. Scott was signed Sept. 3 and, along with rookie offensive tackle Andrew Datko, was one of two offensive lineman on the practice squad.

Tuesday’s moves leave the Packers’ with seven spots filled on the allowed eight-man practice squad.

Green Bay’s practice squad currently consists of Miller, Nixon, Datko, quarterback B.J. Coleman, receivers Diondre Borel and Jeremy Ross, and tight end Brandon Bostick.


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Green Bay Packers Fill Out Practice Squad

OL Chris Scott

OL Chris Scott becomes the Packers eighth practice squad member.

According to Packers.com, the Green Bay Packers have finalized their 8-man practice squad. Along with the reported signings of their seven training camp players, the Packers have added OL Chris Scott. He was a fifth round draft pick in 2010 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, though he started out on their practice squad. In 2011, he began the season on the PUP list, after which he was added to the active roster. He only appeared in two games, however. The Packers list Scott as a guard/tackle.

It’s not surprising that Ted Thompson has added another offensive lineman to the list, considering he kept a record-low (for him) seven players on the 53-man roster. This brings the total of offensive linemen on the practice squad to three.

Here is a list of the eight practice squad members to begin the Green Bay Packers 2012 season:

  • WR Diondre Borel
  • TE Brandon Bostick
  • QB B.J. Coleman
  • T Andrew Datko
  • DE Lawrence Guy
  • G/T Chris Scott
  • RB Marc Tyler
  • G Greg Van Roten

Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for AllGreenBayPackers.com. You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski