Packers activate Vince Biegel and place two on injured reserve
GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers have activated linebacker and Badgers alum Vince Biegel from reserve/physically unable to perform. The Packers also signed LS Derek Hart and CB Donatello Brown to the active roster from the practice squad. Tight end Emanuel Byrd was signed to the practice squad. In corresponding roster moves safety Kentrell Brice and LS Taybor Pepper were placed on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Friday by Ted Thompson.
Brown, a 6', 190-pound rookie, was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Valdosta State on May 5. After being released on September 2, he was signed to Green Bay’s practice squad on September 3, where he has remained all season. Brown earned first-team All-Gulf South Conference honors as a senior after registering a career-best two interceptions. He competed in the Tropical Bowl, a FBS Division I college football all-star game that showcases the top seniors to NFL scouts and general managers. Brown will wear No. 44 for the Packers.
Hart, a 6'4", 245-pound rookie, was originally signed by Green Bay on March 31 and released on August 28. He played in 43 career games at James Madison from 2012-15, serving as the primary long snapper over his final three seasons. Hart will wear No. 54 for the Packers.
Byrd, a 6'2", 240-pound rookie out of Marshall, was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs on May 9, but was released on August 1. He signed with Green Bay on August 5 before being released on September 2. After playing quarterback and tight end for two years at Georgia Military College, Byrd appeared in 21 games in two seasons as a tight end at Marshall, totaling 456 yards on 45 receptions (10.1 avg.) with four touchdowns for the Thundering Herd. He will wear No. 86 for the Packers.