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Packers sign T/G Byron Bell

T/G Jacob Alsadek released


The Green Bay Packers signed T/G Byron Bell and released T/G Jacob Alsadek. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Wednesday.

Bell (6-5, 320), has played in 90 career games with 74 starts during the regular season and started all three postseason games he appeared in. He was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of New Mexico by the Carolina Panthers on July 28, 2011. He played in 62 games with 56 starts for the Panthers over four seasons (2011-14), playing right and left tackle. Bell also started all three postseason games he played in for Carolina. During the 2015 offseason, he signed with the Tennessee Titans, where he started all 16 games during his first year (seven at left guard, eight at right tackle and one at left tackle) and then missed the entire 2016 season after suffering an ankle injury during OTAs. In 2017, Bell played in 12 games with two starts (both at left tackle) for the Dallas Cowboys. He will wear No. 74 for the Packers.

Alsadek (al-SEH-deck) signed with the Packers as a rookie free agent out of the University of Arizona on May 4.