The official 53-man and practice squads are finally set, but Brian Gutekunst is always more than willing to churn the back end of the roster. According to Aaron Wilson, the Packers worked out four players on Thursday, which includes James Campbell, Wilson Huber, Troy Pride, and Arnold Tarpley.
Here is a quick look at what you need to know about each player.
Campbell, a cornerback from Montana State, went undrafted this past spring. The 6’1” – 179 pound Campbell saw most of his playing time come in 2022. He played just about all of his snaps lined up on the boundary, allowing 27 completions on 43 targets, and held pass catchers to just 10.6 yards per catch. He also came away with two interceptions and three pass breakups. Campbell also played 142 special teams snaps that season as well, and ran a 4.45-second 40.
Pride, who stands 6’0” tall and weighs 193 pounds, is another cornerback and a former fourth-round pick in 2020 by Carolina, however, he hasn’t seen any regular season snaps since then. During his rookie year, Pride allowed a completion rate of 75 percent on 36 targets at 14.1 yards per catch on the boundary, with only one pass breakup. He also played 140 special teams snaps that year.
Huber, a linebacker, went undrafted earlier this year out of Cincinnati. The majority of his playing time in college came in 2022, where he played both from the box and along the defensive front. Huber totaled 15 pressures, was a sound tackler, and held pass catchers to under nine yards per catch on 14 completions allowed. Huber comes to the NFL as a very experienced special teams player with 920 snaps during his time at Cincinnati, along with recording an elite 3-cone time of 6.91-seconds and a board jump of 10’04”.
Lastly, Tarpley is another cornerback, who went undrafted in 2018 out of Vanderbilt. He most recently played in the USFL with the Pittsburgh Maulers, where he recorded 42 tackles and tallied three interceptions, which was tied for the second-most in the league .
Having players in weekly for workouts is very common around the NFL. It doesn’t necessarily mean an addition is going to be made either. Oftentimes teams are building up an emergency contact list if they ever find themselves in a pinch. If the Packers were to make an addition from this group, a corresponding cut would have to follow with the practice squad now being at max capacity following the signing of Kristian Welch.