Packers sign DE McBryde, cut DT Crume

Weston Hodkiewicz
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B.J. McBryde

The Green Bay Packers signed former Connecticut defensive end B.J. McBryde to their practice squad Tuesday and released defensive tackle Eric Crume, according to the NFL transaction wire.

McBryde (6-5, 304) signed with Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in May. He played in 30 games for the Huskies and started eight games at defensive tackle as a senior. He finished with 33 tackles (15 solo), two tackles for a loss and a pass defensed. Twenty-six of those tackles came during his senior year.

The Packers signed Crume (6-1, 302) to the practice squad last Tuesday after a successful tryout. The Syracuse alumnus 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.

In former Packers news, Oakland released running back Rajion Neal from its practice squad Tuesday and Baltimore cut receiver Jeremy Ross from its active roster after he muffed a punt in Sunday’s 22-20 loss to Jacksonville.

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