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Packers Activate LB Torrance Marshall, Waive CB Erwin Swiney


The Green Bay Packers have activated linebacker Torrance Marshall to the team's 53-man roster, G/M Head Coach Mike Sherman announced Saturday.

Marshall's four-game suspension for substance abuse had been lifted Sept. 30 and the third-year professional had been under a Commissioner's exemption in the interim - until his activation this afternoon.

The 6-2, 255-pound University of Oklahoma alumnus had been a standout in preseason, emerging as the team's leading tackler in both total tackles (31) and solo stops (24) before beginning the suspension. He also was credited with one pass defensed and two special teams tackles.

A third-round draft selection in 2001, the 26-year-old Miami native had played in 30 games over his first two seasons, with one start, posting 13 tackles. As a collegian, he was a two-year starter at Oklahoma and served as team captain for the national champion Sooners in 2000.

Erwin Swiney, a first-year pro out of Nebraska, was placed on waivers to make room for Marshall on the team's active roster. Swiney had contributed 2 tackles and 1 pass defensed from scrimmage as well as 1 stop and an onside kickoff recovery on special teams while playing in three of Green Bay's first four games this season.

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