Brian Price may be the most intriguing NFL prospect hailing from UTSA this year.
After a 2016 season that saw Price earn a very brief stint on the gameday roster, along with extended time on the Packers’ practice squad, things are looking up for the second-year defensive tackle.
Price was rewarded last season, with Green Bay bumping his salary from the practice squad minimum $6,900/week up to $26,465/week following an attempt from the Colts to sign him late in the year.
He was also signed to a futures deal at the conclusion of last season, guaranteeing his spot in Green Bay heading into this year.
- Team: Green Bay Packers
- Position: Nose Tackle
- Experience: 1 year
The Packers released defensive tackle Letroy Guion earlier this week amidst concerns about a DWI over the summer, in addition to an unrelated 4-game suspension that he would have served to begin the season.
GREEN BAY PACKERS DEFENSIVE LINE DEPTH
- Mike Daniels, 5 years experience
- Kenny Clark, 1 year experience
- Dean Lowry, 1 year experience
- Ricky Jean Francois, 8 years experience
- Christian Ringo, 2 years experience
- Brian Price, 1 year experience
- Montravius Adams, Rookie (Drafted, 3rd Round) (injured)
- Izaah Lunsford, Rookie (Undrafted)
Defensive coordinator Dom Capers likes to rotate guys along the three-man front, and the Packers typically carry seven defensive linemen on their 53-man roster, giving Price a very good shot at making the cut this year.
Daniels, Clark, and Lowry currently look to be the likely starters heading into the regular season, while veteran Ricky Jean Francois should also be a lock to make the roster coming off the bench.
Christian Ringo looks to retain his roster spot from last season and will be in competition with Price and Adams for the fifth spot on the depth chart.
Highly-touted 3rd-round draft pick Montravius Adams is currently injured and may miss the start of the season, which could lead Green Bay to also retain Lunsford or just go with six guys on the line until Adams gets healthy.
Odds to make 53-man roster: 95%
Odds to make practice squad: 5%
Green Bay, unfortunately, doesn’t have any nationally televised games this preseason, but you can watch Price and the Packers in action on NFL Network when they replay the games, or by subscribing to NFL Game Pass.
GREEN BAY PACKERS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
(all times Central)
Thursday, Aug. 10
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers, 7 p.m.
– NFL Network re-air: Friday, Aug. 11, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins, 6:30 p.m.
– NFL Network re-air: Sunday, Aug. 20, 6:00 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 26
Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos, 8 p.m.
– NFL Network re-air: Sunday, Aug. 27, 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 31
Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers, 6 p.m.
– NFL Network re-air: Saturday, Sep. 2, 7:00 p.m.