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Packers waive Ego Ferguson after failed physical

The Packers made the news official via the NFL's transaction wire.

Chicago Bears Rookie Minicamp Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images

As it turns out, Ego Ferguson's trip to Wisconsin lasted less than a week. The Green Bay Packers, who claimed the defensive lineman off waivers earlier this week, waived him following a failed physical, per the NFL's official transaction wire.

Ferguson's inability to pass a physical doesn't come as a total surprise. Knee trouble sidelined him for the majority of the 2015 season, and a shoulder injury cost him all of 2016. The exact reason for Ferguson's failed examination remains unclear, however.

Had Ferguson cleared medically, he would have competed for a reserve spot along the defensive line, most likely at the three-technique position or at nose tackle.

With Ferguson off the roster, the Packers now have just five full-time defensive linemen who have appeared in multiple regular-season games: Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, Ricky Jean Francois, Christian Ringo, and Dean Lowry. The team could look for additional help on the free-agent market or in the upcoming NFL draft.