Tackle Swapped for DE on Practice Squad

The Green Bay Packers have signed free agent offensive tackle Mark Bristol to the team's practice squad and released defensive end Anthony Herron from the five-man squad.

Bristol, 6-5 and 301 pounds, originally was signed by the Jets as a free agent out of Mansfield, Pa., University on April 4, 2000. He was waived on Aug. 14, 2000, and later re-signed to the team's reserve list on December 27, 2000. He subsequently was allocated to NFL Europe for the league's 2001 spring season. Activated by the Jets from the NFLEL July 17, he remained on the Jet roster through training camp and the preseason until the team's final cutdown to 53 players on Sept. 3.

Bristol, who joined the team Thursday, later was signed to Oakland's practice squad Sept. 12 and terminated September 25.

As a collegian, the 24-year-old Philadelphia native was a first team, All-Pennsylvania State Conference selection in each of his last two years at Mansfield and nominated to three post-season All-America teams as a senior.


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