Packers sign FB Vitale to practice squad

Vitale played in 24 games for the Browns


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.