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Packers sign WR Robert Foster & LB Scoota Harris to practice squad

Green Bay’s squad is now full at 16, though there is still one player who is reportedly planning on returning to the team.

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The Green Bay Packers had two open spots on their 16-man practice squad following several signings this weekend, but those slots are now filled. On Wednesday, the team announced that wide receiver Robert Foster and linebacker De’Jon “Scoota” Harris have signed to take up those final two spots, confirming media reports from Sunday that indicated the two would be signing in Green Bay.

Green Bay’s initial 14 signings came from the team’s own training camp roster, making them eligible to begin work on that squad immediately. The delay in signing these two likely results from the inability to bring them into the team facilities immediately due to COVID-19 precautions.

Foster comes from the Buffalo Bills, who released him at the end of training camp. A little-used player in college at Alabama, the 6-foot-2, 196-pound Foster ran well at the 2018 NFL Combine, posting a 40-yard dash time of 4.41 seconds and running the 3-cone drill in a solid 6.90 seconds. Foster then exceeded his entire receiving yardage from college as an undrafted rookie for Buffalo, posting 27 receptions for 541 yards and three touchdowns.

Harris, meanwhile, went undrafted in 2020 after a college career at Arkansas and signed with the New England Patriots after the draft. The six-foot, 234-pound Harris did not post any particularly impressive testing numbers at the 2020 Combine, but he has a productive college career to fall back on — he recorded at least 100 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss in each of his three years as a starter.

The Packers still have one other player mentioned as a potential practice squad player: former sixth-round draft pick Dexter Williams. He is still reportedly expected to sign back with the team after leaving for the birth of his first child, but the Packers would have to make room for him on the practice squad to do so. They could promote someone to the active roster, however, as there is still one open spot after Kamal Martin and Kabion Ento went on injured reserve.