Packers sign former Eagles cornerback Chandon Sullivan, WR Darrius Shepherd
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers signed a pair of players Monday but released another to leave their roster one short of capacity.
The Packers signed cornerback Chandon Sullivan, who was recently released by the Philadelphia Eagles. They also signed rookie receiver Darrius Shepherd, who was undrafted out of North Dakota State and had a tryout with the Packers over the weekend.
They then released running back Lavon Coleman. Their roster stands at 89 players, one short of the offseason maximum.
Sullivan played five games for the Eagles last season, starting one. The Packers have tried to build some depth at corner this offseason behind their top four of Kevin King, Jaire Alexander, Tramon Williams and Josh Jackson.
Before Sullivan, their additions at the position have included sixth-round pick Ka’dar Hollman and undrafted free agents Kabion Ento, Javian Hamilton and Nydair Rouse. They’ve signed Tony Brown, Natrell Jamerson and Will Redmond, holdovers from last year’s roster.
Shepherd had 62 catches for 1,065 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior last season. He participated in the Packers’ rookie minicamp last weekend.