Packers sign tight end Emanuel Byrd

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The Packers signed tight end Emanuel Byrd, the team announced Saturday. Green Bay officially moved cornerback Herb Waters to injured reserve to make room for Byrd.
 
Byrd, 22, was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Chiefs on May 9. Kansas City released him Aug. 1.

After playing quarterback and tight end for two years at Georgia Military College, he appeared in 21 games in two seasons as a tight end at Marshall. He made 45 receptions for 456 yards with four touchdowns for the Thundering Herd.

Waters originally injured his shoulder in minicamp but aggravated the injury in training camp. He spent the 2016 regular season on the team’s practice squad before being elevated to the active roster for the postseason and appeared in two games with one special teams tackle.

21 responses to “Packers sign tight end Emanuel Byrd

  1. I’m a Packer fan and for the life of me I don’t understand this signing. Tight End is a strong position for this team. Why is Ted wasting a camp body on offense when we have so many other needs of depth, particularly on defense and the offensive line. After listening to his last press conference I’m not so sure he’s suffering from dementia and should be shown the door by “Howdy Doody” (Mark Murphy).

  2. Good point cloud, but not sure you saw the piece earlier today… Drops put you in long yardage situations, Pack’s all in on 2 TE sets and Bennett needs to stop clowning around and act like he’s trying to win a job or else you get some comp to motivate. Copy cat league and if can’t D up anyone you better out score them. 2 TE set and backs catching balls to set up the run, hymmm sounds like the NE offense. Should have gone all in on this in 2011 and Rodgers would have had another ring.

  3. Did I say that I was qualified to be a Packer GM Net Zero? No!! All I am saying is maybe we need a change at GM…. someone who can actually evaluate and draft talented defensive players. Why is Ted Thompson not held accountable???

  4. The reason they are bringing in the TE is that they had one go down with a knee injury last night. They need the body at TE for camp. Sure glad there is no drama in these postings.

  5. Even when the Packers should be the last thing on their minds, the haters have to remind us how much they hate us and the Packers.

    Who cares?

    It’s almost as though they need to pick petty fights. It’s like it’s in their DNA.

    The Packers are better than the Vikings. Hard to argue. Everybody knows it. Why fight it?

  6. stellarperformance says:
    August 5, 2017 at 11:03 pm
    Even when the Packers should be the last thing on their minds, the haters have to remind us how much they hate us and the Packers.

    Who cares?

    It’s almost as though they need to pick petty fights. It’s like it’s in their DNA
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    Okay stellar, put them up. Meet me at a the school yard at 3.

  7. This has nothing to do with Bennett. The Packers are still looking to replace Richard Rodgers, who can catch but is extremely slow and can’t block.

  8. Poor stellar, he always needs to resort to fights. Try to grow up and think for one minute. Most fans of rival teams are just here to give each other a hard time, No ill will. I really do enjoy the clever remarks. GB is still the top of the NFC so try to act with a little maturity and let’s just have fun. No fights, maybe some drinking though.

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