The Green Bay Packers don’t have a fullback on their active roster, but they now have two signed to their practice squad. On Monday, the team announced the addition of fullback Danny Vitale.
A 2016 seventh-round pick out of Northwestern of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Vitale began his rookie season on the practice squad before signing with the Cleveland Browns in October of that year. He remained in Cleveland until this season when the team waived him with an injury designation, subsequently releasing him from injured reserve on Oct. 12.
Vitale, apparently cleared for play, will join a Packers practice squad that already includes fullback Joe Kerridge. Vitale gained notoriety for his impressive performance at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine where he finished among the best running backs in bench press (30 reps), vertical jump (38.5 inches), 20-yard shuttle (4.12 seconds), and 60-yard shuttle (11.36 seconds). He also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 seconds and finished the three-cone drill in 7.12 seconds.
In 24 games, Vitale has recorded seven receptions for 46 yards as well as 13 tackles on special teams.