Former Penn State LB released by Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers were 1 of the teams on Tuesday that announced the players who did not make the roster. A former Penn State LB was unfortunately 1 of the cuts.
Ellis Brooks was released by the team according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Brooks went undrafted in the 2022 NFL Draft, but was signed by the Packers. He was a very reliable option at LB for James Franklin, appearing in 47 career games.
The Packers have also released inside linebacker Ellis Brooks. https://t.co/2aLAGKgWcn
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) August 16, 2022
Brooks was the 23rd LB for Penn State to have 100 career tackles while in Happy Valley. He finished his career with 230 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 interception. 1 of the highlights of his senior season with his 16-tackle game against Michigan, which was the most since Brandon Bell had 18 against Michigan State back in 2016.
If Brooks can be as productive as he was in college, there should be no reason he can’t make another team’s roster.