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Packers place OG Byron Bell on injured reserve and add Nico Siragusa to roster

Siragusa was a 2017 fourth-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens

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On Wednesday, the Green Bay Packers announced a pair of roster transactions. The team has signed offensive lineman Nico Siragusa to their active roster and moved guard Byron Bell to injured reserve.

The Baltimore Ravens picked Siragusa in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Taken 122nd overall, Siragusa fell almost exactly midway between two Packers fourth round picks: Vince Biegel at 108 and Jamaal Williams at 134. He was on Baltimore's practice squad before the signing.

A long-term starter for San Diego State, Siragusa tested well at the 2017 NFL Combine, rating highly in the Relative Athletic Score metric compiled by Ken Lee Platte.

His scouting report paints him as a powerful, big-bodied run blocking specialist who occasionally struggles in pass protection. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much of an opportunity to see that report play out at an NFL level. A serious knee injury scuttled Siragusa’s rookie year and he’s spent all of the 2018 season so far on the Ravens’ practice squad.

Finally, Nico Siragusa is not related to former Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Tony Siragusa.