Packers signing Ulrick John off Cardinals practice squad

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With the Green Bay Packers dealing with three tackles on the injury report this week and a game against the Chicago Bears quickly approaching on Thursday night, the team has had to look elsewhere for additional depth up front.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the Packers are signing tackle Ulrick John off the practice squad of the Arizona Cardinals.

The move was confirmed by John’s agent, Leonard Roth.

David Bakhtiari (hamstring), Bryan Bulaga (ankle) and Kyle Murphy (foot) were all listed on Monday’s injury report for the Packers. While the team didn’t practice and the practice designations were theoretical only, Bakhtiari was listed as a limited participant with Bulaga and Murphy both being unable to take part.

Bakhtiari has been inactive the last two weeks. Bulaga missed the first two games of the season and had to depart from Sunday’s game against the Bengals early. Murphy has placed in all three games before appearing on the injury report on Monday.

With Jason Spriggs and Don Barclay already on injured reserve, the Packers swiped John from the Cardinals practice squad.

John has appeared in five NFL games with three starts, all coming last year with the Cardinals. He was a seventh-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2014. He’s also spent time with the Miami Dolphins, appearing in two games with the team in 2015.

26 responses to “Packers signing Ulrick John off Cardinals practice squad

  1. By bringing in Ulrick, GB will have to release a current member of the team. I wonder who that would be? It will be interesting, but I whole-heartedly applaud this move to shore up our walking-wounded of an offensive line. Now, how soon can this new guy contribute?

  2. Next Man Up. No excuses. Same ol’, same ol’. Packer injuries are the annual North Division equalizer. Just imagine how much more dominant the Packers would’ve been over the Vikings this past decade if it weren’t for this annual fate.

  3. your o-line goes down your season goes down.

    Belichick is right. These guys on the o-line just aren’t getting enough practice time to be ready for the season and are dropping left and right, and what’s worse is their backups get even less time to be ready.

  4. You can’t be serious. How can you have 5 injured tackles before week 3? How is that physically possible?

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    Um? are you the only here who has never heard of the Minnesota Vikings before?

  5. You can’t be serious. How can you have 5 injured tackles before week 3? How is that physically possible?
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    I think they held Bak out Sunday so he could play Thursday.

    Spriggs didn’t look good, for the second year in a row. So lets not count that as a major loss.

    .. I question the strength and training staff, and have been for a couple years. There have simply been too many injuries on this team since 2010 to chalk this up to random chance. A year or two, sure. EVERY year? Something is wrong.

  6. No excuses. Same ol’, same ol’. Packer injuries are the annual North Division equalizer. Just imagine how much more dominant the Packers would’ve been over the Vikings this past decade if it weren’t for this annual fate.
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    ‘No excuses’ is directly followed by excuses. Excuses for this year and for previous years! You can’t make this stuff up. It is as if the writer does not expect people remember the previous sentence they just read.

  7. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 26, 2017 at 12:16 pm
    No excuses. Same ol’, same ol’. Packer injuries are the annual North Division equalizer. Just imagine how much more dominant the Packers would’ve been over the Vikings this past decade if it weren’t for this annual fate.
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    ‘No excuses’ is directly followed by excuses. Excuses for this year and for previous years! You can’t make this stuff up. It is as if the writer does not expect people remember the previous sentence they just read.
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    Please explain exactly what you find as an “excuse” in the post you are citing? The Packers go as far as they can every year with what they have. It’s called Next Man Up. Where is the excuse in that…….or are you just looking for a reason to hate this morning?

  8. @stellarperformance

    You and your ilk are fond of saying “next man up” right after or before (or sometimes in between) complaining about how the “great equalizer” in the NFC north is the packers injuries each year, implying that somehow it’s different for your team. You just want to have your cake and eat it too.

    The packers aren’t special when it comes to injuries. If you don’t like the injuries, flex that muscle that comes along with being a “shareholder” and demand that TT sign players that are in shape and not so fragile. Or demand that he actually sign some veteran depth instead of having a bunch of undrafted kids for your backups every year to save a buck. You have the 2nd best QB in the league, the injuries shouldn’t matter if the team is being run and coached properly.

    It’s funny, my home town team deals with major injuries every year and our qb (the REAL best QB in the NFL) has managed to get to the big dance seven times and win it five times. Do you think your injuries are why you’ve only been there once despite having a generational quarterback?

    Stop complaining and then saying “next man up” as though that somehow forces everyone to forget about the complaining.

  9. @The Almighty Cabbage

    I keep hearing packer fans say this. I looked up the stats for the last couple of seasons. You and Vikings have split the division the last two years and have split the games evenly as well.

    Or are we supposed to count the games played back when the Staten Island Stapletons were a thing? Ask the average football fan who won the Super Bowl only 3 seasons ago and they’ll have to seriously think about it. Do you think anyone outside of g.b. remembers who won it six years ago, let alone before the Super Bowl era? The fans, just like the league is all about what you’ve done for me lately.

    I have friends who also grew up as Patriots fans and many more who grew up in other parts of the country and are consequently fans of other teams. Second only to actually watching the games, our favorite football past time is laughing at the hilarious stuff green bay fans say. You guys are without question the most amusing fans of any sport and of any team.

  10. finchy, you’re only here because it’s too boring to post on Patriots threads. Nobody is saying anything about the Packers suffering any more injuries than anyone else. Nobody is making excuses about anything. That’s the whole point of Next Man Up. You dance with who brought you.

  11. We have a roster absolutely decimated by injuries, and yet we still hold the number 4 ranking this week. The heroism displayed by the remaining players brought chills to my spine. We are tremendously blessed to be Packer fans, and revel in the knowledge that we will contend regardless of adversity.

    It truly is humbling.

  12. stellarperformance says:
    September 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm
    finchy, you’re only here because it’s too boring to post on Patriots threads.

    No, he is here to laugh at you having your cake and eating it too.

    Nobody is saying anything about the Packers suffering any more injuries than anyone else.
    Nobody is making excuses about anything.

    Yes. YOU are. You are saying the Packers have more injuries and that is the great equalizer for them and the rest of the NFL. Do you not understand what you say?

  13. Ask the average football fan who won the Super Bowl only 3 seasons ago and they’ll have to seriously think about it. Do you think anyone outside of g.b. remembers who won it six years ago, let alone before the Super Bowl era? The fans, just like the league is all about what you’ve done for me lately.
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    It will be amusing what Patriots fans will be saying 30 years from now.

    Unlike us Cheeseheads, I suspect they’ll be cheering whichever Johnny Come Lately is winning that particular season.

  14. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm
    Yes. YOU are. You are saying the Packers have more injuries and that is the great equalizer for them and the rest of the NFL. Do you not understand what you say?
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    Don’t put words in my mouth. I have never, ever, said injuries to Packer players was an equalizer in the NFL. Never said it. Ever.

    I said it was an equalizer in the North Division. And it is. Do you not understand what I say?

  15. I also never said the Packers have more injuries than any other team. Never said it. Ever.

    But their injuries do keep them from being a dynasty. In the last ten years, injuries to the Packers with Rodgers under center isn’t the same as the same number of injuries to the Vikings with Jackson/Holcomb/Bolingbrook/Frerotte/Jackson/Favre/Jackson/Webb/Ponder/McNabb/Ponder/Cassel/Freeman/Bridgewater/Bradford/Hill/Bradford/Keenum under center.

    Catch my drift?

  16. Are you talking about being an NFC North dynasty or a Viking/Packers season record dynasty? Both you ultimate dynasty goal I guess.

    I got you to spell out your excuse so double bonus. 😛

  17. finchy74 says:
    September 26, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    @The Almighty Cabbage

    I keep hearing packer fans say this. I looked up the stats for the last couple of seasons. You and Vikings have split the division the last two years and have split the games evenly as well.

    Or are we supposed to count the games played back when the Staten Island Stapletons were a thing? Ask the average football fan who won the Super Bowl only 3 seasons ago and they’ll have to seriously think about it. Do you think anyone outside of g.b. remembers who won it six years ago, let alone before the Super Bowl era? The fans, just like the league is all about what you’ve done for me lately.

    I have friends who also grew up as Patriots fans and many more who grew up in other parts of the country and are consequently fans of other teams. Second only to actually watching the games, our favorite football past time is laughing at the hilarious stuff green bay fans say. You guys are without question the most amusing fans of any sport and of any team.

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    The Vikings fell into a division title two years ago… yay, Vikings!Let’s get out of the small sample and still stay away from the Decatur Staleys years, shall we? Let’s talk about this Millennium. Solid sample size, all 32 teams in the league, most definitely relevant.

    The Packers head-to-head record vs the Vikings is 23-12-1.

    Division Championships? The Packers have 9, the Bears have 4, the Vikings have 3.

    Playoffs? Packers have been 14 times of the 17 years. The Vikings went 6 times.

    Playoff wins? The Packers have 12, the Vikings have 3.

    Super Bowls? The Packers won 1 (their 4th), the Vikings remain 0 for 56.

    I’m not sure how things work where you come from but here on Planet Rational, that’s owned; solidly.

    Next!

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