The Green Bay Packers have signed LB Joe Thomas and placed DT Josh Boyd on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Monday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.
Thomas, a 6-foot-1, 227-pound first-year player out of South Carolina State, originally signed with Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on May 12, 2014, and spent part of the 2014 season on the Packers' practice squad. He re-signed with Green Bay on Jan. 20, 2015, before being released on Sept. 5, 2015. Thomas has spent the first two weeks of the season on the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad. He will wear No. 48 for the Packers.