A former Green Bay Packers linebacker has a new home. The Packers waived James Crawford on Monday, two days after he made the team’s initial 53-man roster. The move was necessary to make room for fellow linebacker BJ Goodson, whom the Packers acquired via trade from the New York Giants.
Luckily for Crawford, he was not out of a job for long. According to The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman, Crawford was scooped up on waivers, as the league awarded him to the Miami Dolphins. Miami has gone through a bit of a purge of their roster in recent days, trading away three starters — left tackle Laremy Tunsil, wideout Kenny Stills, and linebacker Kiko Alonso — since Saturday.
Crawford projects to play a similar role in Miami that he was slated for in Green Bay: serving as a backup linebacker and a key special teams contributor.