Packers promote tight end

Alcorn takes place of injured Humphrey on 53-man roster

The Green Bay Packers Saturday signed tight end Zac Alcorn from their practice squad, the team announced. Alcorn takes the place of Tory Humphrey, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve earlier this week with a hamstring injury.

Alcorn, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound rookie out of Black Hills State, had spent the season's first 11 weeks on the Packers' practice squad. Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent this past May, Alcorn was an NAIA All-American at BHSU, where he caught 85 passes for 1,220 yards and 12 TDs in 20 games for the Yellow Jackets.

The Packers had one open spot on their 53-man roster after placing Humphrey and wide receiver Shaun Bodiford (fractured leg) on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Alcorn will play behind the team's three other tight ends - Bubba Franks, David Martin and Donald Lee.


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