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Packers make Devon Cajuste practice-squad signing official

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The former Stanford Cardinal did not appear on Green Bay’s initial practice-squad roster despite reports to the contrary.

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In the days following Saturday’s the final roster cutdown, various reports indicated that the Green Bay Packers had added former San Francisco 49ers receiver Devon Cajuste to their practice squad. However, when the team released its initial practice-squad roster, Cajuste’s name failed to appear. Even so, no media outlet retracted its report of the addition, suggesting the rookie receiver remained in Green Bay’s plans. On Wednesday, the Packers finally announced Cajuste’s signing, ending the confusion surrounding his status. To make room on the practice squad, the Packers released linebacker Beniquez Brown.

An undrafted free agent, Cajuste rated among the most athletic players in his position group at February’s NFL Scouting Combine. Those physical gifts likely enticed the Packers, as the team also targeted workout warriors such as Dean Lowry, Josh Hawkins and Marwin Evans during the draft process.

Interestingly, the Packers list Cajuste as a tight end. He played wide receiver during his time at Stanford, though his physical traits project him as more of an H-back, according to David Fucillo of SB Nation’s 49ers blog Niners Nation. Counting Cajuste Green Bay currently employs 10 pass catchers between the 53-man roster and practice squad.

Cajuste finished the preseason with one catch for 40 yards. He registered 90 receptions for 1,589 yards and 14 touchdowns during his Stanford career.

Jason B. Hirschhorn is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and 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.