Roster move

The Green Bay Packers Tuesday announced that they released fullback Vonta Leach in order to make room on the 53-man roster for wide receiver Koren Robinson, who officially signed his two-year contract.

Leach started Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears for the injured William Henderson, who is expected to return to action this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Leach, a third-year pro, started five of 16 games last year for the Packers. He had problems catching passes out of the backfield during training camp this season, which likely was one of the main reasons he was released.

Robinson is expected to join the team for practice, beginning Wednesday.

Henderson, a 12th year pro, is the team's only true fullback. The Packers used David Martin, one of four tight ends on the roster, for a handful of snaps at fullback on Sunday against the Bears. Henderson underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Aug. 21 after he was injured Aug. 19 in a preseason game against Atlanta. He returned to practice last week but was not activated to the game day roster against the Bears.


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