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Packers Sign Justin Perillo from Practice Squad

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The rookie tight end is expected to see his first NFL regular-season action on Sunday.

A.J. Hawk 2.0 plays tight end and is now on the Packers' active roster.
A.J. Hawk 2.0 plays tight end and is now on the Packers' active roster.
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The Green Bay Packers have made a roster move this Saturday in advance of Sunday's week 11 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

A week ago, they signed offensive lineman Jamon Meredith because of some injury concerns around the offensive line - specifically to starting guards Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang. With both guards playing last week and probable for the Philly game, Meredith has become expendable again.

Thus, the Packers announced on Saturday afternoon that they have elected to release Meredith and elevate tight end Justin Perillo from the practice squad to the active roster.

Perillo will likely take the place of Brandon Bostick on special teams, as Bostick is out for Sunday's game due to a hip injury. He has seen little time on offense, instead being relegated to the third-string behind Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers.

Thus, Perillo will come in to help out on special teams, and the undrafted rookie from Maine will see his first game action in the regular season if he is active on Sunday as expected. In the preseason, Perillo played 52 snaps on offense, including two receptions for 23 yards. In his senior season at Maine, Perillo recorded 490 receiving yards on 39 catches while starting every game.

Also: according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Perillo will wear #80, the first player to do so since Donald Driver.