After carrying an open spot on their 90-man roster for some time, the Green Bay Packers have finally filled the vacancy. According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, the team has signed free-agent defensive lineman Calvin Heurtelou.
Heurtelou, who played his college ball at the University of Miami (Fla.), entered the league as an undrafted free agent and spent time last year with the Denver Broncos. At 6-foot-3, 315 pounds, he possesses the length and mass to play several spots along the Packers' defensive line. The late start in Green Bay doesn't help Heurtelou's chances, but more spots on the final roster could become available if second-year man Dean Lowry's injury proves to be severe.
The Heurtelou signing comes one week after the Packers signed and released defensive end Shaneil Jenkins within a two-day stretch.
In two seasons at Miami, Heurtelou registered 52 tackles (four for loss), one fumble recovery, and ½ a sack.