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Packers add James Vaughters to practice squad

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Green Bay retains one of its undrafted linebackers.

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Another player released during the Green Bay Packers' final cutdown has made it to the practice squad. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein, the team has brought back outside linebacker James Vaughters as a member of the 10-man unit.

Vaughters arrived in Green Bay as an undrafted free agent from Stanford. The 6'2", 254 pound linebacker competed well in training camp and the preseason, where he accumulated seven tackles over four appearances. Vaughters had plenty of competition for a spot on the team, particularly from fellow rookie Jermauria Rasco and second-year edge rusher Adrian Hubbard. However, Vaughters managed to outlast both, earning a spot on the Packers' practice squad.

With Vaughters in place, the practice squad has begun to take shape. Already, the team has added wideout Jared Abbrederis, tight end Justin Perillo, offensive lineman Matt Rotheram and linebacker Carl Bradford. As of this writing, the Packers have five spots left to fill.

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.