Packers sign veteran receiver

One of four roster moves

Mike Clemens
October 16, 2019 - 4:46 pm

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Injuries to Davante Adams (toe) and Geronimo Allison (concussion, chest) over the past three weeks have depleted the Packers’ wide receiver depth. With that in mind, the team went to the free agent pool, signing veteran wide receiver Ryan Grant on Wednesday.

Not to be confused with the Packers' fifth all-time leading rusher, the sixth-year vet now joins his sixth NFL team. A fifth-round pick of the Redskins in 2014, Grant went on to play four seasons in Washinton and one in Indianapolis. He joined the Oakland Raiders this offseason, but was released on Sept. 25 after a Week 3 loss to the Vikings. 

In 80 career games, the 28-year-old pass catcher has totaled 123 receptions for 1,333 yards and seven touchdowns. 

The Packers released running back Tra Carson to create room on the 53-man roster for Grant.

The team also announced Wednesday that rookie tight end Jace Sternberger (ankle), a third-round pick, has been designated to return from injured reserve. Safety Ibraheim Campbell has also returned to practice, reinstated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.