The Green Bay Packers have signed DL Abdullah Anderson and CB Stephen Denmark, placed WR Devin Funchess on injured reserve, and released WR Chris Blair. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Wednesday.
Anderson (6-3, 303) is a second-year player out of Bucknell that originally signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in May 2018. After spending his rookie season on the Bears' practice squad, he moved between the practice squad and active roster in 2019, appearing in six games. Anderson began the 2020 season on the Bears' practice squad before joining the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad in late September and the Vikings' active roster in November, where he went on to appear in one contest. In 2021, Anderson signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was released on Aug. 17. He will wear No. 72 for the Packers.
Denmark, a 6-2, 220-pound, first-year player out of Valdosta State, was originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round (No. 238 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season and the beginning of the 2020 season on the Bears' practice squad and then spent some time on the practice squad of the Cleveland Browns. This offseason, Denmark signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was released on Aug. 17. In college, he was a two-time first-team All-Gulf South Conference selection. Denmark will wear No. 34 for the Packers.