Roster move

The Green Bay Packers on Thursday acquired cornerback/return specialist Derek Combs in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for a conditional future draft choice.<p>

Combs played tailback for Ohio State and was drafted by Oakland in 2001. The Raiders then moved him to play cornerback during the 2002 NFL Europe season with Amsterdam. He played in four regular season games with the Raiders in 2002, mainly on special teams. He returned five kickoffs for 71 yards (a 14.2-yard avg.) and made three tackles. He was waived by the Raiders on Oct. 8 and signed by Kansas City on Dec. 31.

The Packers are in need of a return specialist. Combs has been timed in the 4.3s for 40 yards, according to the Packers.

Combs played in 10 games for Amsterdam in 2002. He started in seven games and had 19 tackles. He also returned 12 kickoffs 282 yards (a 23.5-yard average) for the Admirals.

Combs was a four-year letterman at Ohio State. He played in 11 games (nine starts) as a senior, and lead the Buckeyes in rushing with a career-high 888 yards. He had nine catches for 78 yards (an 8.7-yard average) while earning honorable mention All-Big Ten honors.


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