The Green Bay Packers have filled the final vacancy on their 90-man roster. On Monday, they announced the addition of free-agent defensive tackle Joey Mbu.
A 6-foot-3, 313-pound defensive lineman out of the University of Houston, Mbu entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015. In his three NFL seasons, he has played for the Atlanta Falcons, Washington, and, most recently, the Indianapolis Colts where he appeared in seven games during the 2017 season.
Mbu fills the void left by wide receiver Colby Pearson, whom the Packers released last week. Pearson spent part of the 2017 season on the team’s practice squad and returned for 2018 on a futures contract. However, hamstring issues that cropped up during Green Bay’s organized team activities led to Green Bay severing ties with the second-year wideout.
In three years, Mbu has recorded seven tackles and no sacks. He will wear No. 73 for the Packers.