Packers sign second round pick G Elgton Jenkins; claim S Mike Tyson off waivers

G Elgton Jenkins
G Elgton Jenkins

The Green Bay Packers have signed G Elgton Jenkins, claimed S Mike Tyson off of waivers from the Houston Texans and released WR Matthew Eaton. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Monday.

DRAFT SIGNING:

Rd, Name, Pos, Ht, Wt, College, HS Hometown

2 Elgton Jenkins G 6-5 311 Mississippi State Clarksdale, Miss.

S Mike Tyson
S Mike Tyson

Tyson, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound second-year player out of the University of Cincinnati, was originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round (No. 187 overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. He spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad of the Seahawks before being signed to the active roster. After being released by Seattle after the 2018 training camp, Tyson was signed to the Houston Texans’ practice squad, where he spent the first five weeks of the season before being elevated to the Texans’ active roster. He went on to play in 10 games with two starts last season, recording four tackles (two solo), a pass defensed and a tackle on special teams before being placed on injured reserve on Jan. 2.

Eaton signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa State on May 3.

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