Ex-Browns' safety Frost joins Pack

Former Browns safety Scott Frost signed with the Packers today, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced.<p> The roster spot for Frost became available when the Packers placed linebacker Chris Gizzi on injured reserve. Gizzi suffered a ruptured disk Sunday at Tennessee, when he made his first start in place of the injured Nate Wayne.<p>

A fourth-year pro, Frost had been a special teams standout for Cleveland this season after spending his first three NFL seasons with the New York Jets. He tallied 14 tackles and one fumble recovery in 11 games for the Browns, but was placed on waivers December 10. Frost had been claimed by the Browns August 28 after being waived by the Jets.

In his pro career, the 26-year-old defender has played in 54 regular-season games, with one start, recording 49 tackles. He posted a career-high 29 tackles, his first NFL interception and sack and 12 special teams tackles (third-most on the team) in 2000, making his first career start in Game 8 at Buffalo.

Frost, 6-3 and 219 pounds, ranks as one of the game's largest safeties. He first made his mark as a Nebraska quarterback, leading the Cornhuskers to a co-national championship in 1997. Frost posted a 23-2 record as a starting quarterback after transferring to Nebraska from Stanford, where he had begun his collegiate career under Bill Walsh. As a senior, he became the only Nebraska player to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in both passing (1,237) and rushing (1,095), setting school records for most carries (176), yards (1,095) and touchdowns (19) by a quarterback in a single season.

Frost comes from a football family. His father, Larry, played halfback at Nebraska earlier (1967-69), his brother, Steve, was a teammate and defensive tackle at Stanford (1994-95) and his mother, Carol, won the gold medal in the discus at the 1967 Pan-Am Games. Wednesday marked Frost's first practice with the team. For the record, Frost wears number 47. Practice squad cornerback Hurley Tarver who had been wearing 47, has been reassigned jersey number 26.

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