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Ego Ferguson fails physical with Packers

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The Packers may need to see if they can claim id, or superego.

Because Ego Ferguson won’t be joining them.

According to the league’s transaction wire, defensive tackle Ego Ferguson failed his physical and won’t be joining them after all. The Packers claimed him off waivers from the Bears yesterday.

It’s probably not a surprise, as Ferguson has battled injuries his whole career, missing all of last season with a shoulder problem and 12 games in 2015 with knee problems.

The 2014 second-rounder now subject to waivers again if anyone else wants to give him a shot.

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26 Responses to “Ego Ferguson fails physical with Packers”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 5, 2017 5:13 PM

    This guy would instantly upgrade the running backs, quarterbacks or…oh, heck. He’d be an immediate upgrade anywhere on the Vikings.

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  2. corkspop says: Apr 5, 2017 5:18 PM

    There is really a player named “Ego”?

  3. skimbell says: Apr 5, 2017 5:22 PM

    Too bad that he failed the physical, but I’m good with him not making the Pack.
    No way this guy was going to be the answer.

  4. elyasm says: Apr 5, 2017 5:24 PM

    That must have been a blow to his… ego.

  5. mostepicgnar says: Apr 5, 2017 5:33 PM

    That’s a real blow to, the Packers depth at the position.

  6. tjacks7 says: Apr 5, 2017 5:41 PM

    Sad day for the Pack. He was probably going to be their best defender even if he couldn’t pass a physical to be honest.

  7. 4sacroc says: Apr 5, 2017 5:41 PM

    That bloated scouting department couldn’t figure this out before bringing him in?

    Ted Fail.

    Eliot Fail.

  8. paleandpasty says: Apr 5, 2017 6:00 PM

    His ego got the better of him

  9. mark1021 says: Apr 5, 2017 6:20 PM

    4sacroc says:
    Apr 5, 2017 5:41 PM

    That bloated scouting department couldn’t figure this out before bringing him in?

    Ted Fail.

    Eliot Fail.
    —————
    Are you that desperate to complain about something? Ferguson was a 2nd round pick just three years ago but you can’t see that it’s worthwhile to bring him in on waivers to look at him? It’s not like it cost the Packers anything except a little time.

  10. cribbage12 says: Apr 5, 2017 6:21 PM

    This ego has landed.

  11. alshonbrandontandem says: Apr 5, 2017 6:23 PM

    Did the Pack want him to play DT or RB?

  12. jimmysee says: Apr 5, 2017 6:30 PM

    Damaged goods. Will Make It More Difficult To Land anywhere

  13. eatme2259 says: Apr 5, 2017 6:37 PM

    There were some defensive studs out there and TT signs a dud. Favre Rodgers 2 SB. The years they won those, the defense was solid. This isn’t rocket science. Field a decent D. In TT we trust. Hope he never leaves.

  14. New England>Your Team says: Apr 5, 2017 6:56 PM

    You can’t name your son “Ego” and expect him to take life seriously.

  15. FootballHaiku says: Apr 5, 2017 7:22 PM

    Ego is too fat…
    He needs a dietitian,
    Leggo my Eggos.

  16. bassplucker says: Apr 5, 2017 7:30 PM

    Over the last 10-12 years the Bears have had a pretty terrible record of player health. Rashan Salaam, Curtis Enis, Cedric Benson, Tommie Harris, Gabe Carimi, the list goes on and on of Bears players drafted in the 1st 2 rounds whose careers have been cut short by injuries. If they let a guy go who turns out to be damaged goods – even if he’s only 3 or 4 years into his career – it shouldn’t be a big surprise.

  17. GenXJay says: Apr 5, 2017 7:34 PM

    Pretty sure a gb troll expressed excitement & promise in mr. ferguson when it was announced they picked him up.
    crickets…

  18. frank booth says: Apr 5, 2017 7:39 PM

    4sacroc says:
    Apr 5, 2017 5:41 PM
    That bloated scouting department couldn’t figure this out before bringing him in?
    Ted Fail.
    Eliot Fail.
    ===================================
    Good thinking. Most GM’s have the uncanny ability to look at players and diagnose issues such as knee and back problems just by staring at different body parts. You would think that people like this would go into the medical field so they could diagnose diseases such as cancer and MS without putting people through all of those silly tests.

    There’s a reason why they do physicals on players. Every team does it and every team has had people fail. It has nothing to do with the GM’s ability and contracts are contingent on passing the physical.

  19. frank booth says: Apr 5, 2017 7:49 PM

    eatme2259 says:
    Apr 5, 2017 6:37 PM
    There were some defensive studs out there and TT signs a dud. Favre Rodgers 2 SB. The years they won those, the defense was solid. This isn’t rocket science. Field a decent D. In TT we trust. Hope he never leaves.
    ===================================
    Pretty clear that they were just kicking the tires on this guy. No one signs a player who is oft-injured and has started one game in the past 2 years and expects him to be anything more than a back-up. Also, there really aren’t any defensive “studs” left out there.

    The Vikings are 3-11-1 against the Packers and their horrible defense since 2010.

  20. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Apr 5, 2017 9:14 PM

    So you go, Ego.

  21. eatme2259 says: Apr 5, 2017 10:39 PM

    frank booth says:
    Apr 5, 2017 7:49 PM
    eatme2259 says:
    Apr 5, 2017 6:37 PM
    There were some defensive studs out there and TT signs a dud. Favre Rodgers 2 SB. The years they won those, the defense was solid. This isn’t rocket science. Field a decent D. In TT we trust. Hope he never leaves.
    ===================================
    Pretty clear that they were just kicking the tires on this guy. No one signs a player who is oft-injured and has started one game in the past 2 years and expects him to be anything more than a back-up. Also, there really aren’t any defensive “studs” left out there.

    ///////////

    Learn to read. I said “were” some defensive studs out there. Jeeez.

  22. truthbetold109 says: Apr 5, 2017 10:53 PM

    I feel bad for this young man. He just missed out on a chance to play with one of the greatest franchises in the NFL. That’s almost as bad as winning the lottery and then losing the ticket!

  23. txmidnite says: Apr 5, 2017 11:17 PM

    Rut roe. Packers have a huge Ego problem.

  24. gtodriver says: Apr 6, 2017 7:29 AM

    revelation123 says:

    Good pick up. He’s a low cost with a high ceiling.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    The cost, I’m sure, was low, the high ceiling was the basement floor.

    (this comment from the initial story on Ego.)

  25. Frazier28/7 says: Apr 6, 2017 10:20 AM

    purple obsession running on high as always

  26. truthbetold109 says: Apr 6, 2017 2:25 PM

    Poor guy. He missed out on playing with one of the most iconic teams in the NFL. That is almost as bad as winning the lottery and then losing the ticket.

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