The Green Bay Packers have made one significant addition this week. The team has just signed the offensive lineman Adam Pankey.

According to Yahoo Sports, the Green Bay Packers has just signed offensive lineman Adam Pankey from practice squad to active roster. Originally, Pankey was signed with the Green Bay as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia, Yahoo said.

What to expect from Adam Pankey

As mentioned earlier by Yahoo Sports, the Green Bay Packers has decided to release Ricky Jean Francois and LaDarius Gunter to pave the way for incoming new players like Adam Pankey and Geronimo Allison.

Pankey, 6-foot-5 inch, and 324 pounds offensive lineman has been originally signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia last May. The 23-years-old lineman has played guard and tackle in 44 games during his time at Mountaineers.

The former West Virginia will take the place of the defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois, who played sparingly in Packers’ recent victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Pankey is expected to bring depth in guard and tackle positions, his two big strengths

The 23-years-old Pankey made his football debut in an All-Ohio high school selection in 2012. Then, he moved to West Virginia Mountaineers, where he played eight games as a reserve in his freshman season in the West Virginia team.

Pankey started his West Virginia career as a left tackle for all 13 games and then played 12 at left guard, according to his NFL profile.

Pankey is known for utilizing his massive size in the game, where he played both guard and tackle. Pankey’s wide-body appearance, which proved to be tough for some players, will appeal to some NFL teams looking for a big guard.

The former Mountaineers can handle basic zone blocks, but there will be some issues on his drive-blocking power, the NFL said. With Pankey under their roof, the Green Bay Packers now have ten offensive linemen, which much better compared with Sunday’s game with Seattle Seahawks where the Packers had only seven linemen on their active roster.

Other NFL-related stories

In other football related stories, several former Packers players nominated for NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame. These include LeRoy Butler, Sterling Sharpe, Donald Driver and head coach Mike Holmgren are all nominated for the Pro Hall of Fame Class of 2018, according to Packers.

LeRoy Butler played in 181 regular-season games from 1990 to 2001. Butler was also the first NFL defensive back to get the 20 interceptions and 20 sacks. Finally, all of the nominees are members of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.