The Green bay Packers announced Monday that they’ve placed DL Mike Pennel on waivers.
Pennel recently settled his appeal/lawsuit over a substance-abuse violation and served a four-game suspension.
His suspension stemmed from further discipline he was facing under substance abuse policy. Pennel had an appeal date scheduled for December 6 but he’s asking the court to assign new arbitrator because he contends that there’s a conflict of interest involving arbitrator James Carter.
Pennel previously served a four-game suspension at the start of this season for a substance abuse violation.
Green Bay had a roster exemption for Pennel that expired today, so it appears as though the Packers didn’t value him enough to cut someone already on their roster.
Pennel, 25, is in the second year of his three-year, $1.53 million rookie contract that included a $3,500 signing bonus. He’ll make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season before testing the market as a restricted free agent next year.
In 2016, Pennel has appeared in eight games and recorded seven tackles and no sacks for the Packers. He also contributed one pass defense.