The Green Bay Packers have claimed S Micah Pellerin off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts and waived WR Marcus Rivers. The transactions were announced Friday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.
Pellerin, a 6-foot, 195-pound rookie out of Hampton University, signed with the Colts as a non-drafted free agent on May 4. He earned first-team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors in 2011 after leading the conference with 19 passes defensed and finishing second in the MEAC with four interceptions. Pellerin also led the conference in passes defensed in 2010 with 16 on the season.
During his three seasons at Hampton, Pellerin registered 124 tackles (80 solo), seven interceptions and 43 passes defensed. He began his career at Southern Mississippi before transferring to Hampton. Pellerin will wear No. 32 for the Packers.
Rivers, a rookie from the University at Buffalo, signed with the Packers as a non-drafted free agent on May 4.