The Green Bay Packers claimed T Luke Tenuta (tuh-NOOT-uh) off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts, signed S Innis Gaines to the practice squad and released CB Benjie Franklin and LB Ray Wilborn from the practice sqaud. The transactions were announced Tuesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.
Tenuta (6-8, 314) was originally selected by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round (No. 209 overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. After training camp, he was claimed off of waivers by the Colts and was a gameday inactive for the first five weeks of the season. In college, Tenuta earned All-ACC honorable mention in 2021 when he played in 12 games with 11 starts at left tackle. He earned All-ACC third-team recognition after starting nine games at right tackle in 2020. Tenuta will wear No. 78 for the Packers.
Gaines (6-1, 202), a first-year player out of TCU, originally signed with the Packers on Jan. 8, 2021. Last season, he was on the Packers' practice squad and appeared in one game. Gaines spent the 2022 offseason and training camp with Green Bay before being waived/injured on Aug. 30. In four seasons (2016-19) at TCU, he played in 38 games, recording 104 tackles (69 solo), 15 tackles for a loss, four sacks, three interceptions, 13 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Gaines will wear No. 38 for the Packers.