Packers sign FB Vitale to practice squad

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The Green Bay Packers signed FB Danny Vitale to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Monday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Vitale (vuh-TAL-ee), a 6-foot, 239-pound third-year player, was originally selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round (No. 197 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Northwestern. As a rookie, he spent some time on the Buccaneers’ practice squad before being signed by the Cleveland Browns. In 2016-17, Vitale played in 24 games with nine starts for the Browns, recording seven receptions for 46 yards (6.6 avg.) and 13 tackles on special teams. He was waived/injured on Sept. 1 and released on Oct. 12. Vitale will wear No. 45 for the Packers.

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