Packers sign Sal Cannella

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The Packers have added a tight end to their roster ahead of the start of training camp.

Bill Huber of reports that the team signed Sal Cannella. Cannella worked out for the team earlier this week.

Cannella comes to the Packers after playing in the USFL this year. He led all the league’s tight ends with 34 receptions and also picked up 368 yards and two touchdowns while playing for the New Orleans Breakers.

Cannella was undrafted out of Auburn in 2020 and spent a brief period with the Dolphins.

The Packers tight end depth chart is topped by Robert Tonyan, although he is coming off of a torn ACL. Marcedes Lewis, Josiah Deguara, Tyler Davis, Eli Wolf, Dominique Dafney, and Alize Mack are also on the roster.

13 responses to “Packers sign Sal Cannella

  1. Sal Cannella looked fairly dominant in the USFL. Who Knows, maybe he can do something for the Packers.

  2. He will be all pro on the team considering the bums they have now. There best guy may not play to mid season due to acl injury.

  3. This is why I could never be a GM. I’d like to think I could, but not being happy with only 7 tight ends on the training camp roster so I sign an 8th. That’s grinding man.

  4. Can you imagine the excitement of this young man in parlaying his USFL exploits into signing with the greatest NFL franchise of all time.

  5. I didn’t watch any USFL games,… the question I would ask,… can he block reasonably well. He needs to be able to chip block on the line,… and block downfield on quick outs. If he can do that,… he’s got a reasonable chance to make the squad. 34 receptions in 10 games is decent for a TE.

  6. We all know the old saying, “if you have 8 TEs, you don’t have any TEs”

  7. Who wants it most and who understands what the Packers expect. That’s who’ll get the TE job(s.)

  8. Welcome aboard, Sal. We hear you will wear number 80. That is an historic number in Green Bay, previously worn by Donald Driver, another overachiever, who went from seventh round draft pick out of Alcorn State to all-time Packers leader in receptions!

    Hope you have a great camp, and show us all you are worthy a successor to number 80!

  9. Number 80 belongs to Lofton as much as Driver. At least for on-the-field pursuits.

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