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Packers claim EDGE Chris Odom off waivers from Falcons

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Green Bay is adding to the outside linebacker group on Sunday.

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The Green Bay Packers lost a pair of players on waivers on Sunday, but they have added one of their own.

According to Dov Kleiman, an independent NFL reporter, the Packers have chosen to add a pass-rusher and have claimed EDGE Chris Odom off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons.

Odom, an undrafted rookie out of Arkansas State, measured in at 6’4” and 262 pounds at his Pro Day this spring. His reported workout results include a 4.83 40-yard dash, 20 reps on the bench press, a 31.5-inch vertical, and a 7.67-second three-cone time.

Odom had an excellent performance in the preseason for Atlanta, particularly against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the final game of the preseason. He recorded eight total tackles (six solo), a sack and another quarterback hit, and a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage that ended up becoming an interception.

He also had a huge year as a senior for the Red Wolves, recording 12.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss. Here is a look at some of his game tape from NFL film expert Ben Fennell:

There is no word yet on what matching transaction the Packers will process in order to make room for Odom. However, he will join a pass-rush group that currently consists of Clay Matthews, Nick Perry, Jayrone Elliott, and Kyler Fackrell, and is likely to have Ahmad Brooks on board in short order as well.

UPDATE: The Packers have traded Jayrone Elliott to the Dallas Cowboys, making room for Odom in the process.