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Packers sign TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart to practice squad

The tight end position is in the transaction report today.

Minnesota Vikings Training Camp Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers have made a small tweak to their roster as they begin preparations for Sunday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints, adding a player to the practice squad on Wednesday’s transaction report.

The Packers filled that spot by signing tight end Nakia Griffin-Stewart. A top tight end recruit coming out of high school, Griffin-Stewart spent four years at Rutgers before moving to Pittsburgh as a graduate transfer for 2019. There he caught 19 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown as a redshirt senior. Pitt listed him at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds last season.

Griffin-Stewart went undrafted in 2020, but signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings immediately following the draft. He was released at final cuts, however, and did not return on Minnesota’s practice squad.

Green Bay had an open spot on the practice squad after releasing outside linebacker Greg Roberts on Tuesday. The Packers still have two open slots on the 53-man roster, having filled neither of the vacancies opened up when they placed Equanimeous St. Brown and Lane Taylor on injured reserve.