Packers Sign WR Holiday; Release Francies

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The Green Bay Packers Tuesday claimed wide receiver Carlyle Holiday on waivers from the Arizona Cardinals and released wide receiver Chris Francies. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the transaction.

Holiday, a 6-foot-2, 217-pound receiver out of Notre Dame, officially is a first-year player who has spent portions of the 2005-06 seasons on the Cardinals' practice squad. Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent following the '05 draft, Holiday spent three games on the 53-man roster as a rookie, playing in one contest. This season, he played in four Arizona games, including two starts, but did not catch a pass.

A former Fighting Irish quarterback, Holiday will wear No. 18 for the Packers.

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