Also Sunday, linebacker Brandon Bell (Mays Landing, Oakcrest) was signed to Cincinnati's practice squad. He re-signed with Green Bay in the offseason on a one-year, $1.6 million deal and is set to become an unrestricted free agent after 2017.
All three players passed through waivers Sunday without being claimed. That's according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Last year, GM Ted Thompson kept seven receivers on the active squad, but he will only have five during week one season (Geronimo Allison will serve a one-game suspension and therefore does not count towards the active list). Gilbert could return to the practice squad where he spent time a year ago if he clears waivers. Hill was claimed off waivers by the Saints.
Dial, a 2013 fifth-round pick from Alabama who was college teammates with Packers Pro Bowl safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, would provide an experienced interior defensive lineman who has recorded 4.5 sacks in his first four National Football League seasons.
Hill, an undrafted player out of BYU, impressed during the preseason, completing 14-20 passes for 149 yards and two touchdowns.
Bell, 22, enjoyed a solid preseason for the Bengals. In his final college season at Arkansas State, Odom led the Sun Belt Conference with 12.5 sacks and added 17.5 tackles for loss. He was considered a candidate to make the active roster but was cut in favor of undrafted free agent Hardy Nickerson Jr.
The regular season starts next week and it's all going to be on Aaron Rodgers, just like it always is.