With wide receiver Jarrett Boykin battling a groin injury, the Green Bay Packers were looking for some depth at wide receiver. Monday, they released veteran tight end Ryan Taylor and signed WR Kevin Dorsey off of the teams practice squad.
Taylor had just eight catches in four seasons, being used primarily as a core special teams player. But Taylor’s special teams had been diminished greatly this season, getting 55 total special teams snaps in the first five games.
Dorsey was a 7th round pick by the Packers in 2013. He battled for the 5th receivers job that was eventually won by 2014 7th round pick Jeff Janis, while Dorsey was signed to the practice squad out of training camp. He had five receptions for 52 yards in the preseason after spending his rookie year on injured reserve with a toe injury.
The Packers also added cornerback Tay Glover-Wright to the practice squad. He spent the last two seasons at Utah State, recording 69 tackles (40 solo), five tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery with 10 pass break-ups.
The Packers lost Jumal Rolle to the Houston Texans last week.
The Packers also gave a tryout to former Wisconsin Badger tight end Jacob Pederson on Monday.