Green Bay Packers Sign Journeyman Defensive End Treyvon Hester

Published 05/01/2020, 10:37 PM EDT


Green Bay Packers made an addition to their squad on Friday. However, it was not a wide receiver which was the team’s top need in pre-draft projections. Instead, the opted to address another issue they didn’t focus on in the draft between April 23-25. The Packers allowed 285 rushing yards in the NFC Championship game last season and signed a defensive end in Treyvon Hester to give them options. 

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Green Bay Packers sign Treyvon Hester 

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The terms of the deal are not disclosed as of the time of filing the story. In 41 career games, Hester has recorded 40 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. As per CBS Sports, he has never played more than 346 snaps a season. Hence he will be a backup at Green Bay. 

The Pennsylvania native will feature for his fourth team in as many seasons since being drafted by Oakland Raiders in the 7th round of the 2017 NFL draft. 

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A year later he moved to Super Bowl Champions Philadelphia Eagles and had his most famous moment. The defensive end got his fingertip in the way of Chicago Bears’ game-winning field goal attempt in the 2018 wild card game. Cody Parkey’s kick double doinked off the uprights and the Eagles advanced to the NFC Divisional playoffs. 

Despite this, he wasn’t retained for the 2019 season. Hester was waived during final cuts and found a new home at The Redskins in Washington. Under coach Ron Rivera, the defensive end started 15 of 16 games. The Redskins won just thrice and finished rock bottom of the NFC East.

There will be a lot of cuts from now till the start of the season as teams must prune their roster to 53. The Packers’ current squad strength is 90. 

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Do you think Treyvon Hester will make it past the final roster cuts? Or will he have to scurry for another team in the final days before the 2020 NFL season?

Read: “They’re Not Building Around Aaron Rodgers”- Analyst Shares His Take on Green Bay Packers’ Thought Process Behind their NFL 2020 Draft Picks

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Reubyn Coutinho

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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