Under terms of the new collective bargaining agreement adopted two years ago, teams must give players a day off after the first three days of training camp workouts. The Packers obliged today as the guys had the whole day off, no practice, weight lifting, nothing. They'll get back at it Tuesday, the first of six straight practice days culminating with Friday night's practice on Nitschke Field and Saturday night's Family Night Scrimmage in Lambeau.
The personel department didn't take the day off however. General Manager Ted Thompson added two players to the camp roster and let another one go, giving the team 89 rostered players, one under the league limit. Safety Ryan McMahon was cut. He signed just before camp opened. Thompson signed a new safety and another wide receiver, a position depleted early in camp with injuries to both draft picks Charles Johnson and Kevin Dorsey and wrist surgery that sidelined Sederrik Cunningham. The new safety signed is Chris Banjo, a rookie free agent out of SMU. Banjo signed with Jacksonville just after the draft and was cut last week. He's 5-10 and 207 pounds. The receiver signed is Omarius Hines, another rookie who was signed undrafted as a free agent by the Baltimore Ravens. Hines started 9 games and played in 51 at the University of Florida, catching 64 passes for 801 yards and four touchdowns in his career. He also rushed 33 times for another 323 yards. Both players are expected on the field Tuesday.