Striking Talent Added to Packers’ Arsenal
Oct. 19, 1987 – For the first three weekends in October, NFL rosters are populated with replacement players due to the regulars having gone on strike in September. A day after the final replacement games are played, the Packers announce they will retain 16 players from those contests, placing 10 on an inactive list and six on injured reserve. “Today is a day to put a lot of things behind us,” Packers coach Forrest Gregg says. Of the 10 on the inactive list, five go on to play for Green Bay later in the season: safety Jim Bob Morris (8 games) kicker Max Zendejas (7), tackle Steve Collier (7) and wide receivers Patrick Scott (5) and Lee Morris (2).