Packers sign LB James Crawford

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The Packers added a player to their linebacker group on Wednesday.

The team announced that they have signed James Crawford. The move comes a couple of days after they placed linebackers Jake Ryan and C.J. Johnson on injured reserve.

Crawford played in 27 games at the University of Illinois over the last three seasons and moved around the defense from a hybrid linebacker/safety role to one that called for him to rush the passer off the edge. He had four sacks in that role last season and recorded 80 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles over his entire time in college.

The Packers also claimed linebacker James Hearns off of waivers from the Cowboys over the weekend.

14 responses to “Packers sign LB James Crawford

  1. Good move. With Aaron unhappy, it’s about time we address our huge LB problem. Next we can look for WR help. Maybe then Aaron will calm down. Maybe not.

  2. Another guy for me to evaluate👏

    Looking forward to the game Thursday night.

    Eventhough a lot of the starters will sit this one out including Aaron Rodgers, I always look forward to seeing the depth on this team.

    The LB position will be fun to watch Thursday night. Both ILB and OLB.

    #LetsGetThisPartyStarted

    #2018GreenBayPackers

    #100Seasons

  3. I saw Crawford play at Illinois vs. Wisconsin. He is fast. A low chance Crawford makes this team in less than 30 days before the cut to 53 Sept. 1st, but good luck to the young man. We will be watching you son👍

  4. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 8, 2018 at 11:42 am
    Another guy for me to evaluate👏

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    Oh boy, we can’t wait 😊 🤣😅😂😜😆👍 👏👏👏👏🤛🤛👌👌👌

  5. Polling fellow Packer fans…… will the Purples become more obnoxious when they realize Zimmer isn’t the guy to lead them anywhere? or will it quiet them down?

  6. It would suck if your starting QB is forced to play in the first pre-season game because he is “behind” in learning the new offense and feels like he is “drinking from a firehose”

    Forced into action and has to play and learn a new system behind an absolute dumpster fire of a O-line.

    See you Sept 16th Barneys👍

  7. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    It would suck if your starting QB is forced to play in the first pre-season game because he is “behind” in learning the new offense and feels like he is “drinking from a firehose”

    Forced into action and has to play and learn a new system behind an absolute dumpster fire of a O-line.

    See you Sept 16th Barneys

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    It’s called humility, not that you’d recognize that from your quarterback.

  8. Aaron Rodgers’ Sensitive Feelings says:
    It’s called humility, not that you’d recognize that from your quarterback
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    It’s easy to be humble when you’ve never accomplished anything.

  9. Trading that 1st round pick for another 1 and a 5’10” corner, doesn’t look so good now. Should have stayed put and picked 6’5″, 250lb, 4.5 40 speed linebacker Edmunds.

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