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WR Dorsey signed to active roster, replaces Taylor

Ryan Wood
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Searching for more pass catchers, the Green Bay Packers signed receiver Kevin Dorsey to the active roster Monday afternoon.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Kevin Dorsey catches a pass on the second day of Packers training camp.

Dorsey will be the sixth receiver on Green Bay's 53-man roster. He replaces third-year tight end Ryan Taylor, an important special teams player. Earlier Monday, Press-Gazette Media reported Taylor had been released.

The Packers signed cornerback Tay Glover-Wright to replace Dorsey on the practice squad.

Dorsey's promotion comes at a time the Packers are searching for more weapons in their passing game. Receiver Jarrett Boykin has been inactive for two games with a groin injury. Last week, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Boykin's injury was worse than the team's medical staff first thought.

The Packers should be able to replace the hit Taylor's departure gives to the special teams. During training camp, Dorsey received reps on special teams. His versatility is considered a strength.

Dorsey was a seventh-round pick last year after playing college football at Maryland. He spent the entire season on injured reserve after injuring his toe in the preseason.

Glover-Wright, a rookie from Utah State, signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in May. The Falcons released him in late August.

-rwood@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter @ByRyanWood