Packers Sign Offensive Tackle

However, rather than a big name or a familiar face like Mark Tauscher, it was veteran Herb Taylor.

The Green Bay Packers added an insurance policy at offensive tackle on Tuesday, but it wasn't Mark Tauscher.

The Packers signed Herb Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 305-pounder who played in 18 games with one start for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007 and 2008. Taylor was selected in the sixth round (196th overall) of the 2007 draft by Kansas City after starting all 49 career games at Texas Christian University and twice earning first-team accolades in the Mountain West Conference. He allowed one sack as an all-conference right tackle as a junior, then allowed only one sack while earning all-conference honors at left tackle as a senior.

He was on Denver's active roster briefly at the end of the 2009 season and went to training camp with the Giants in 2010 and Broncos in 2011. After failing to make the Broncos' roster, he played for Las Vegas in the UFL, and he worked out for the Packers a few weeks ago, according to agent Jordan Woy.

He will wear No. 72.

Taylor fills the roster spot left by first-round pick Derek Sherrod, who was put on injured reserve with a broken leg.

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