Packers release safety Whitehead, sign cornerback Redmond, place Allison on IR

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Packers announced multiple roster moves this afternoon. Green Bay released safety Jermaine Whitehead, signed cornerback Will Redmond and placed wide receiver Geronimo Allison on IR.

Redmond, a 5-foot-11, 186-pound third-year player, was signed to the Packers’ practice squad on Sept. 11. He was originally selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (No. 68 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State. Redmond spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a knee injury and the first eight games of 2017 with an ankle injury. He was released by the 49ers on Oct. 31, 2017, and signed by the Kansas City Chiefs to the practice squad on Nov. 9, 2017, where he spent the rest of the season. Redmond was released by the Chiefs on Sept. 1.

Whitehead (5-11, 195), played in 19 games with two starts since joining the Packers in 2016, seeing action on special teams and defense. He was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted rookie out of Auburn in 2015. Whitehead spent most of his rookie season on the 49ers’ practice squad before being signed to the Baltimore Ravens’ active roster on Dec. 23, 2015, and was inactive for the final two games. He was waived by Baltimore on May 13, 2016, and signed with Green Bay a few days later.

The Packers have Tramon Williams and Kentrell Brice listed as their starting safeties on their depth chart. Josh Jones, Raven Greene and Ibrahelm Cambell are listed as the backups.

As for Allison, there were multiple reports that his core muscle injury would be serious. Now, he will have to miss up to eight weeks after being placed on injured reserve. Allison was a spark early in the season. The 24-year old had 20 receptions for 303 yards and 2 touchdowns before the injury.