Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Pope Arrives in Green Bay

That's right. The Pope has come to Green Bay. Not Benedict XVI. P.J. Pope.

Maybe you caught him in the pre-season, where he was Da Bearz' leading rusher. Da Bearz? I know. It's like getting salsa made in New York City. But as an earlier post of today indicated, the Packers' running game took a hit Sunday when Vernand Morency sustained a back injury that will sideline him at least several weeks, and FB Brandon Miree hyperextended his left elbow. That left only Ahman Green and Noah Herron as running backs, and William Henderson at fullback. It figured that GM Ted Thompson would be looking at other teams' practice squads for a warm body to add to the roster.

Thompson found Pope sitting on Da Bearz' practice squad. And with a good college career behind him at Bowling Green, Pope may very well have been the best of the bunch available right now in terms of being more than just filler.

Here's the link to the Packers' announcement re: the signing of Pope. The Packers released second-year center Chris White in order to make room for Pope on the roster.