GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Packers have a new inside linebacker after making a trade with the New York Giants, according to multiple reports.
The trade which was first reported by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, has the Giants sending ILB B.J. Goodson to the Packers.
The Packers and Giants conditionally agreed to swap 2020 7th-round picks, according to the NFL Transaction wire.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also added the Giants were planning on waiving Goodson until the Packers traded for him.
Press-Gazette Packers beat writer Ryan Wood is reporting the teams has also released inside linebacker James Crawford to make room on the 53-man roster for Goodson.
Giants were planning to release BJ Goodson. There were multiple teams interested in his services. The #Packers, with their thin LB group, stepped up with a trade instead of leaving anything to chance.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) September 2, 2019
The trade has not been made official by the Packers but a corresponding move has been made. The team announced the release of linebacker James Crawford on Monday.
The Packers had three inside linebackers at practice on Monday: veteran Blake Martinez, rookie Ty Summers and practice squad player Brady Sheldon.