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Packers sign DE Kruger to practice squad

Ryan Wood
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Joe Kruger pursues New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow during a preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in August 2013.

The Green Bay Packers signed defensive end Joe Kruger to the practice squad, general manager Ted Thompson announced Tuesday afternoon.

Kruger, a second-year player from Utah, was a drafted in the seventh round by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent the entire season on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury in the preseason. After the Eagles released him on August, the San Diego Chargers signed Kruger for five days before cutting him Aug. 30.

It's been a busy week for the Packers' roster.

On Monday, Green Bay cut tight end Ryan Taylor and signed receiver Kevin Dorsey to the active roster. The Packers also signed cornerback Tay Glover-Wright to the practice squad Monday. With nine players on the practice squad, Green Bay has one open spot.

On Tuesday, the Baltimore Ravens signed Taylor to the active roster, while former Packers tight end Tom Crabtree was signed by the New Orleans Saints.

Former Packers linebacker Terrell Manning was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad. Guard Andrew Tiller, who reached an injury settlement with the Packers near the end of training camp, was signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.

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