Packers sign ex-Detroit safety

The Green Bay Packers have claimed safety Julius Curry on waivers from Detroit, and placed defensive tackle Donnell Washington on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday.

Curry played in the final three contests of the 2003 season with Detroit, tallying three tackles on defense and special teams. The 25-year-old safety played in three preseason games with the Lions and registered four tackles (three solo) before being waived Tuesday.

Curry, 6-0, 204 pounds, orignally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears on May 1, 2003. He was waived in late August and later was signed to the Lions' practice squad. Curry was subsequently released and re-signed to the Lions' practice squad Nov. 19 and then signed to the active roster Dec. 9.

Curry was a four-time letter-winner at Michigan Michigan as a safety. He had 100 career tackles plus seven take-aways and three passed defensed.

Curry also returned punts his senior year with a 10.6-yard average on 47 returns.

Curry will wear No. 41 for Green Bay.

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