The Green Bay Packers have signed CB Corey Ballentine to the active roster from the practice squad, elevated K Ramiz Ahmed (ruh-MEEZ ah-med) and LB La'Darius Hamilton from the practice squad to the active roster for gameday and placed CB Eric Stokes on injured reserve. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Saturday.
Ballentine (5-11, 196), a fourth-year player out of Washburn University in Kansas, was signed to the Packers' practice squad on Sept. 28. Prior to coming to Green Bay, he spent the 2022 offseason with the Atlanta Falcons before being released after training camp and spent part of the regular season on the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad. Ballentine was originally selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round (No. 180 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has played for the Giants (2019-20), New York Jets (2020) and Detroit Lions (2021), appearing in 32 games with four starts. For his career, Ballentine has recorded 35 tackles (28 solo), two passes defensed, a QB hit and 11 special teams tackles. He has also returned 35 kickoffs for 855 yards (24.4 avg.) with a long of 66 yards.