Packers sign CB, release safety
The Green Bay Packers are continuing to make changes to their roster before final cuts are made. Monday, the team added a cornerback and released a safety.
The Packers are adding first-year player Jackson Porter at CB. Porter went undrafted in 2018, but signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on June 11, 2018. He was cut when the team finalized their 53-man roster and remained unsigned throughout the 2018-19 season.
Porter is a 6-foot, 200-pound CB from the University of Massachusetts. While at UMass, he appeared in 42 games with seven starts, recording a total of 84 tackles and two interceptions. Porter will wear No. 24 for the Packers.
To make room for Porter, the Packers are waiving S Mike Tyson. Tyson was a waiver pickup from the Houston Texans on May 13, 2019. Tyson has been active in the Packers' preseason games at safety, but he was injured in the team's third game in Winnipeg against the Oakland Raiders.