The Green Bay Packers Wednesday claimed wide receiver Kelvin Kight on waivers from St. Louis, and waived cornerback James Taylor and guard/center Forest Vance. Vance was waived from injured reserve after reaching an injury settlement.<p>
The Packers also switched Chris Day
from wide receiver to cornerback and changed his number from 9 to 41. Kight will wear No. 13. The Packers have been hit by injuries in the secondary. Most notably, third-round draft pick Joey Thomas
has been sidelined with a bruised left knee. Cornerback Chris Johnson has yet to practice in training camp because of a stress fracture, and cornerback Chris Watson sat out of practices today with a hamstring injury.
Kight, 22, had signed as a non-drafted free agent with St. Louis April 30. A 6-foot, 209-pound receiver out of Florida, he caught 39 passes in 2003, tied for the Gators team lead with tight end Ben Troupe, drafted in the second round by the Titans. In 13 games, Kight had 591 receiving yards and three touchdown catches. He also averaged 27.6 yards on five kickoff returns (138 yards).
Kight finished his career at Florida with at least one reception in 19 consecutive games. In four seasons, he caught 90 passes for 1,282 yards and six TDs.
Taylor had signed as a non-drafted free agent July 29.