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Packers Sign Veteran Wide Receiver To Practice Squad

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It didn't take Matt LaFleur and the Green Bay Packers long to fill the vacancy left by wide receiver Amari Rodgers. 

The Packers on Tuesday announced their signing of veteran wideout Dede Westbrook to their practice squad. 

This came hours after Rodgers' release. A third-round pick in the 2021 draft, Amari struggled this season with five fumbles.

On Instagram, Amari reacted to the news by showing solidarity with running back Kylin Hill, who had also been released by Green Bay on Tuesday. 

"Love you G! Our journey just beginning," Rodgers posted. 

In Westbrook, the Packers won't receive the youth and upside of Rodgers, but rather an established veteran presence as the team hopes for a postseason push. 

Westbrook, who has split five NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Minnesota Vikings, has received nine touchdowns and proved himself in a punt and kick return capacity. 

In addition to Westbrook, the Packers may have Randall Cobb return to the fold for Week 11. According to ESPN's Field Yates, the team tabbed Cobb to return to practice and may activate him ahead of Thursday's game vs the Tennessee Titans.