The Green Bay Packers Wednesday signed wide receiver Chris Francies from their practice squad. Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson made the announcement.
In addition Wednesday, the club re-signed wide receiver Carlton Brewster to take Francies' place on the practice squad.
Francies, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound rookie out of Texas-El Paso, originally signed with the team as a non-drafted free agent this past May and spent the season's first six weeks on the practice squad. His last name is pronounced "FRAN-sis."
Francies will now wear No. 83 and Brewster has been assigned No. 19.