The Green Bay Packers have re-signed cornerback Gana Joseph as a free agent, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced Tuesday.
To make room for Joseph, 6-0 and 212 pounds, the Packers placed former CFL safety George White on waivers.
The leading tackler among defensive backs in University of Oklahoma history, Joseph originally was signed to a two-year contract by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent on April 23, 1999. He subsequently was released August 24, following the Saints' second preseason game.
Out of football in 2000, the 25-year-old Nassau, Okla., native signed on with the Packers February 12, 2001. He later was allocated by Green Bay to the Amsterdam Admirals for the 2001 NFL Europe League season but did not play for the Admirals after being placed on injured reserve for a shoulder injury. He also was out of football for the 2001 NFL season.
As a collegian, Joseph started all 32 games in which he appeared and amassed 297 career stops for the Sooners, 200 of them solo. Earlier, he had been a first-team all-state selection at flanker and free safety for Southridge High School in Miami, Fla.
Joseph, who has been assigned jersey number 38, joined the Packers on the practice field this afternoon.