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Packers make 4 roster moves including signing Eddie Pleasant

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The Packers continue to tinker with their roster and practice squad even as they face playoff elimination.

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The Green Bay Packers announced four roster moves on Wednesday, including the addition of free-agent safety Eddie Pleasant to the 53-man roster and the release of linebacker Korey Toomer.

Pleasant, a former undrafted free agent, spent the first six years of his NFL career with the Houston Texans. He spent time with the New England Patriots during the offseason but received his release before final cuts. Pleasant spent nearly a month with the Arizona Cardinals earlier this season, perhaps not coincidentally the Packers’ next opponent. Given Green Bay’s injuries in the secondary, Pleasant could conceivably play this weekend.

The Packers also made some alterations to their practice squad, signing fullback Malcolm Johnson and releasing offensive lineman Anthony Coyle to create room. Johnson entered the league as a sixth-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns, appearing in 19 games over two seasons. He has since bounced around the practice squads of the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

With all four moves accounted for, the Packers again have a full 53-man roster and practice squad. Pleasant will wear No. 35 while Johnson will take No. 46.