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Packers Claim Three On Waivers, Release Horton


Continuing to shape their season-opening roster, the Green Bay Packers Sunday claimed three players on waivers - cornerback Jarrett Bush (from Carolina), guard Tony Palmer (St. Louis) and safety Charlie Peprah (N.Y. Giants) - and released cornerback Jason Horton. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the transactions.

Bush, a 6-foot, 194-pound rookie out of Utah State, signed as a free agent with Carolina following the 2006 draft. In four preseason contests, he had 13 tackles, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery for the 4-0 Panthers. An All-Western Athletic Conference performer in college, Bush started two years at Utah State after beginning his career at American River Junior College. A three-sport athlete, he also lettered in wrestling and track as a prep.

Palmer is a 6-foot-2, 326-pound rookie who earned All-Big 12 honors each of the past three seasons at Missouri, including first-team recognition in 2005 when he did not allow a sack. A mainstay on the Tigers' offensive line, he started his final 42 games in succession. The Rams' final selection in the 2006 draft, Palmer was a compensatory, seventh-round choice (243rd overall).

Peprah, a 5-foot-11, 202-pound rookie from Alabama, was selected by the N.Y. Giants with the 158th overall choice in the fifth round of the '06 draft. In four preseason contests, Peprah notched five tackles, one special-teams stop, one interception which he returned 19 yards vs. the N.Y. Jets Aug. 25, and one pass defensed. A four-year starter at Alabama, where he played both corner positions, safety and nickel back, he recorded nine career interceptions, two of which he returned for TDs, and broke up 24 passes. As a senior running back at Plano (Texas) High School, he averaged 9.7 yards per carry with nine TDs.

The three additions, as well as the release of Horton, bring the Packers' active roster to 53 players.

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