clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Packers sign Bruce Gaston to practice squad

The defensive lineman has returned to Green Bay.

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Gaston didn't last long on the free agent street. On Tuesday, the Green Bay Packers announced that the defensive lineman had returned to the team as part of the 10-man practice squad.

Gaston, a former undrafted free agent out of Purdue, spent part of his rookie season on the Packers' 53-man roster. He made the team again coming out of the preseason, but the return of Letroy Guion from a three-game suspension as well as injuries at other positions forced Green Bay to release Gaston to free up a roster spot. He last played during the Packers' Week 3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

A 6'2", 310-pound second-year player, Gaston joins 2015 sixth-round pick Christian Ringo as the only defensive linemen on the practice squad. Should injuries thin out the position group on the 53, Gaston would likely rejoin the active roster. He has one tackle in two game appearances this season.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.