The Green Bay Packers signed defensive tackle Eric Crume to the practice squad on Tuesday and released defensive tackle Justin Hamilton.
Crume (6-1, 302) spent training camp with Jacksonville after going undrafted out of Syracuse in May. He recorded 87 tackles (52 solo), 17 tackles for a loss, four sacks, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked kicks in four years with the Orange. He’ll wear No. 94.
The Packers signed Hamilton (6-2, 315) two weeks ago after he spent training camp with Buffalo. A three-year starter at Louisiana-Lafayette, Hamilton was college teammates with backup running back Alonzo Harris and defensive lineman Christian Ringo, a 2015 sixth-round pick who's also on the practice squad.
Presumably, Crume will make the same $6,600-per-week minimum the other nine practice-squad players are making.The team's 10-man practice squad doesn't consist of any players with a veteran exemption.