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Packers practice squad WR Keon Hatcher signs with Raiders

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Hatcher returns to Oakland, where he suited up for one game early this season.

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The Green Bay Packers have a vacant spot on their practice squad today. Wide receiver Keon Hatcher, formerly a member of that unit, has signed with the Oakland Raiders, according to his agent, Ken Sarnoff.

Hatcher is no stranger to the Raiders, as he originally signed with that organization as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2017. He spent all of last season on their practice squad and started this year on their active roster before being waived following their week one loss to the Los Angeles Rams. In that game, he played 16 snaps on special teams, making one tackle. This move was a necessity after Raiders wideout Brandon LaFell was placed on injured reserve.

It has been a little over a month since Hatcher signed on the Packers’ practice squad. However, the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement allows teams to sign players from other franchises’ practice squads to their own active roster, which is taking place here.

Given the Packers’ wide receiver injuries — Geronimo Allison is on injured reserve and Randall Cobb continues to miss games with a hamstring injury — it is possible that they may sign another wideout on Tuesday before their first practice of the week on Wednesday. However, with Trevor Davis’ return from injured reserve, that may not be critical, as the team does now have five healthy receivers at that position.