The Green Bay Packers fortified their linebacker unit by claiming Justin Hollins off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday.
Green Bay has been without starter Rashan Gary, who tore his ACL in Week 9 and is out for the season.
Hollins, in his fourth season, had played in 10 games for the Rams this season at outside linebacker with five starts but was surprisingly waived Tuesday.
Playing in 50% of Los Angeles’ defensive snaps, Hollins had 26 tackles, two shy of his career high, with a sack, forced fumble and three quarterback hits. According to pro-football-reference, opposing quarterbacks were 3-for-5 passing for 10 yards when targeting Hollins.
Hollins has two sacks in eight games in 2021 and three sacks in 16 games in 2020, all as a backup.
Green Bay has been starting rookie fifth-round pick Kingsley Enagbare in Gary’s sted.
To make room for Hollins on the 53-man roster, running back Patrick Taylor was waived.
The Packers return to the field Sunday night against Philadelphia.