Gaston re-signed to practice squad

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers nose tackle Bruce Gaston (99) rushes against the New Orleans Saints Ryan Griffin during Thursday night's preseason game at Lambeau Field.

The Green Bay Packers re-signed defensive lineman Bruce Gaston to their practice squad on Tuesday.

Gaston, 23, was released Saturday to make room for defensive lineman Letroy Guion and receiver Jared Abbrederis, who was promoted from the practice squad after Davante Adams (sprained ankle) was downgraded.

The 6-foot-1, 310-pound defensive lineman beat out 2014 third-round pick Khyri Thornton for a spot on the initial 53-man roster on the shoulders of an impressive preseason in which he registered three tackles, a sack and four quarterback hits, according to Pro Football Focus.

He had one tackle in 16 defensive snaps in the two games he was active this season. Gaston became expendable with the return of Guion and Datone Jones from suspension creating a surplus of defensive linemen.

Gaston, an undrafted free agent in 2014, spent time on the active rosters of Arizona and Miami before signing with the Packers in December, though he didn’t appear in a game. He assumes the spot Abbrederis vacated on the 10-man practice squad. He’ll likely make the standard $6,600 per week.

The Packers signed Abbrederis to a three-year, non-guaranteed contract upon his promotion. and follow him on Twitter @WesHod

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