Packers sign S Whitehead to the practice squad

Rookie safety played two games with the Packers this season

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The Green Bay Packers signed S Jermaine Whitehead to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

Whitehead, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound first-year player out of Auburn University, was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2015. He spent most of his rookie season on the 49ers' practice squad before being signed to the Baltimore Ravens' active roster on Dec. 23, 2015, where he was inactive for the final two games of the season. After being released by the Ravens on May 13, he signed with Green Bay on May 18, was released on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the Packers' practice squad, was signed to the active roster on Oct. 24, played in two games and was released on Nov. 7.

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