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Packers sign WR Reggie Begelton back onto practice squad

The former CFL star is back after clearing waivers.

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The Green Bay Packers weren't going to play on Monday night with just three wide receivers. Woth Davante Adams out and Allen Lazard on injured reserve, the Packers needed to bring a player up from the practice squad to serve as an emergency fourth wideout, and Reggie Begelton got the call.

This season, NFL teams can elevate two players from the practice squad to the active roster on the day before a game. However, the Packers also needed help at linebacker and defensive line, so somebody needed to be formally promoted to the 53 as well at one of those positions, and Begelton got the nod over linebacker Scoota Harris and defensive lineman Billy Winn.

But with his gameday role complete and the Packers expecting to get Adams back after the upcoming bye week, Green Bay wanted to get Begelton back on the practice squad. However, because of his promotion, the only way to do so was to pass him through waivers first. Thankfully, Begelton cleared waivers on Wednesday, and the Packers have re-signed him back to the practice squad on Thursday.

Begelton played only a few snaps on Monday against the Atlanta Falcons, underlining that his role was merely as an emergency option. But he clearly will be the next man up at wideout if the team needs another body at the position on gameday.