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Packers add Max McCaffrey, son of Ed and brother of Christian, to practice squad

The Packers have officially entered the McCaffrey business.

Duke v Wake Forest Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

Always on the lookout for talented pass catchers, Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has added one more. On Tuesday, the team signed free-agent wide receiver Max McCaffrey to the practice squad.

McCaffrey, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound undrafted free agent from Duke, spent time earlier this year with the Oakland Raiders. The team released him in late August as part of the NFL-mandated cutdown to 75. He did not register any receiving stats with the Raiders during the preseason.

Of course, many fans best know him as the son of Denver Broncos great Ed McCaffrey and the brother of Stanford running back and Heisman Trophy finalist Christian McCaffrey. Another brother, prep quarterback Dylan McCaffrey, committed to play for Jim Harbaugh at the University of Michigan starting in 2017.

The Packers created an opening on the practice squad last week when they elevated quarterback Joe Callahan to the 53-man roster. McCaffrey joins Devon Cajuste and Beau Sandland as the pass catchers on the practice squad.

In four seasons at Duke, McCaffrey recorded 117 receptions for 1,341 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Packers have issued him uniform No. 13.

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