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Packers sign WR Teo Redding to fill empty practice squad slot

The former Lions camp standout is now a member of the Packers’ organization.

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A day after losing wide receiver Keon Hatcher off their practice squad to the Oakland Raiders, the Green Bay Packers have filled his spot with another young wide receiver. On Tuesday, the team announced the signing of wideout Teo Redding to the practice squad, bringing it back up to ten members.

Redding is a lanky prospect, listed in the team’s press release at 6-foot-1 and 176 pounds. In his four years of college football at Bowling Green, he recorded 94 receptions for 1,328 yards and 14 touchdowns. His senior year of 2017 was his best, when he put up 45 catches, 624 yards, and eight scores on his way to second-team All-MAC honors.

The Pro Day workout that Redding put up last March was fairly impressive as well. NFL Draft Scout lists his numbers as follows:

  • 40-yard dash: 4.46 seconds
  • 3-cone drill: 6.85 seconds
  • Short shuttle: 4.22 seconds
  • Vertical: 38.5 inches
  • Broad jump: 11-foot-0

The Detroit Lions initially signed Redding as an undrafted rookie following the 2018 NFL Draft, and he earned mention by ESPN as one of the surprise stars of the Lions’ spring workouts this year. Redding will wear the number 88 recently opened up by the Packers’ trade of running back Ty Montgomery.