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Packers sign OT Francis Kallon, a former defensive lineman, to practice squad

The former Yellow Jacket also spent time with the Steelers during the summer.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers announced that they have filled the vacant spot on their practice squad, filling the room that opened up when they promoted fullback Joe Kerridge to the 53-man roster on Saturday.

The player getting the spot is Francis Kallon, an offensive tackle. Interestingly, Kallon — a rookie out of Georgia Tech — played defensive end in college. He recorded 15 total tackles, three tackles for loss, and two sacks as a senior in 2016.

According to, Kallon’s Pro Day workout in March was impressive. At a height of just over 6’5” and weighing 295 pounds, Kallon reportedly ran his 40-yard dash in 5.00 seconds flat, had a 31-inch vertical jump, and posted a very impressive time of 7.13 seconds in the 3-cone drill.

Also adding to the intrigue is the fact that Kallon spent the offseason with the Pittsburgh Steelers organization, the team that the Packers will play on Sunday. Kallon was an early undrafted free agent signing and made it all the way to final cuts before being released. He has not been on an NFL roster or practice squad since that time.