SUBSCRIBE NOW
$1 for 3 months. Save 97%.
SUBSCRIBE NOW
$1 for 3 months. Save 97%.

Packers sign Perillo to active roster, release Meredith

Ryan Wood
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Down a tight end, the Green Bay Packers signed Justin Perillo to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday and released backup tackle Jamon Meredith.

Green Bay Packers tight end Justin Perillo.

Perillo has been with the team throughout the offseason. When final cuts came at the beginning of training camp, Perillo was the odd tight end out. He's spent the season's first 11 weeks on the practice squad, until Saturday.

Third-string tight end Brandon Bostick injured his hip after scoring his first touchdown of the season Sunday in a 55-14 win against the Chicago Bears. He will not play against the Eagles, opening the roster space.

For Meredith, it's a tough blow. The former fifth-round tackle from South Carolina was drafted by the Packers in 2009, one round after starting right guard T.J. Lang. Meredith began his career on the Packers practice squad, bounced around the NFL with several teams before finally making the active roster for last week's game against the Chicago Bears.

"It feels good, man," Meredith told Press-Gazette Media this week when asked how he was enjoying being back in Green Bay. "I wish I would've been here the whole time, but sometimes – especially in this business – you can't choose where you go."

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