With several defensive backs sidelined or hampered by injury at the moment, the Green Bay Packers have re-signed former University of Wisconsin cornerback Jason Suttle, a third-year pro and ex-Denver Bronco, as a free agent, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced Friday.
The 27-year-old Suttle, 5-10 and 182 pounds, had been placed on waivers by the Houston Texans Aug. 2.
A four-year letterman at Wisconsin, where he helped the Badgers earn three bowl bids, Suttle previously was on the Green Bay roster during the 2000 preseason. Claimed on waivers from Denver, he joined the Packers August 23, 2000, and was released August 27.
Originally signed by the Chargers as a free agent April 24, 1999, Suttle was waived by San Diego July 23, 1999, and signed with the Patriots Aug. 4, 1999. Waived Aug. 24, he signed on with Denver and, after spending two weeks on the Broncos' practice squad, went on to play five regular season games for Denver, in both the '99 and 2000 seasons, posting 2 solo tackles and 1 fumble recovery overall.
As a collegian, Suttle finished third in University of Wisconsin history with 24 passes defensed and ninth on the school's all-time interception list with 9.
To make roster room for Suttle, who has been assigned jersey number 47, running back Jerry Westbrook has been placed on waivers.