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Packers sign T Taylor, place T Sherrod on injured reserve


The Green Bay Packers have signed T Herb Taylor and placed T Derek Sherrod on injured reserve. The transactions were announced Tuesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound third-year player, played in 18 games with one start for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2007-08. He was drafted in the sixth round (196th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft by Kansas City after starting 48 games at Texas Christian University and twice earning first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors. Taylor was on Denver's active roster briefly at the end of the 2009 season and went to training camp with the Broncos in 2011 and the N.Y. Giants in 2010. He will wear No. 72.

Sherrod sustained a leg injury this past Sunday at Kansas City. He appeared in five games for the Packers this season.

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