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Packers sign LB Toomer, place WR Kumerow on IR

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The Green Bay Packers signed LB Korey Toomer, placed WR Jake Kumerow on injured reserve and signed CB Tony Brown and S Marwin Evans to the practice squad. The transactions were announced Monday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Toomer, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound fifth-year player, has played in 46 games with 16 starts and registered 115 total tackles (68 solo), two sacks, an interception he returned 59 yards for a touchdown, five forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 14 special teams tackles. He was originally drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round (No. 154 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Idaho. Toomer spent a few weeks of his rookie season on Seattle’s practice squad and spent his second season with the Seahawks on the reserve/non-football injury list. After being released by Seattle at the end of the 2014 training camp, he appeared in one game for the Dallas Cowboys and eight games for the St. Louis Rams that season. In 2015, Toomer played in 10 games for the Oakland Raiders. In 2016-17, he played in 28 contests with 16 starts for the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers. This past offseason, Toomer signed with the San Francisco 49ers, but was released on Sept. 1. He will wear No. 56 for the Packers.

Brown, a 6-foot, 199-pound rookie, was originally signed by the Los Angeles Chargers out of the University of Alabama on May 11, but was released on Sept. 1. In four seasons, he played in 51 games for the Crimson Tide, posting 89 tackles (58 solo), 4.5 tackles for a loss, seven passes defensed, three interceptions, a half-sack and a forced fumble. Brown was awarded special teams player of the week six times by the Alabama coaching staff. He also competed in track and field for the Crimson Tide. Brown will wear No. 28 for the Packers.

Evans, originally signed by the Packers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Utah State in 2016, played in all 32 regular-season games with one start for Green Bay in 2016-17.

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