Roster moves: Packers sign DE, waive Krick

The Green Bay Packers signed free agent defensive end Matt Keneley and reached an injury settlement with defensive tackle Jon Krick.

The 6-4, 286-pound Keneley (pronounced Kuh-NEE-lee) played for San Jose in an Arena League playoff game over the weekend, and took part in the Packers practices on Monday.

Keneley also played for Los Angeles of the XFL during its 2001 season, helping the Xtreme win the league championship. Playing in all 10 regular season games, Keneley posted 35 total tackles, 26 of them unassisted, and 5 quarterback sacks for 20.5 yards in losses.

Krick suffered a lower back injury Saturday in Green Bay's 10-3 exhibition loss to the Cleveland Browns. He reached an injury settlement with the team and was released.

Keneley was claimed by Green Bay on waivers from the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11, 2000. He later was waived April 17, 2000 and claimed by the Seattle Seahawks, who had him on their roster until August 29, when he was released in the team's final cutdown for the regular season. Claimed by San Francisco, he subsequently spent the bulk of the 2000 season on the 49ers' practice squad (from Oct. 12 until season's end, January 2, 2001).

Originally a seventh-round draft selection by the New York Giants in 1997, he was waived late in the '97 preseason (August 24) and was out of football that season. A reserve/future signee by the Giants December 13, he was waived June 5, 1998. Signed by Detroit August 17, 1998, he was waived by the Lions eight days later and out of football for the balance of the '98 season.


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