Packers sign tackle Kris Farris

Packers have signed free agent offensive tackle Kris Farris to the practice squad,GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced today.<p>

Farris is a former Buffalo Bill and Outland Trophy winner who was originally a third-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers out of UCLA in '99.

The 6-8, 318-pound Farris replaces Tim Stuber, who was terminated from the practice squad.

The 25-year-old St. Paul, Minn., native signed with Buffalo as a free agent in 2001 and played in three games, with one start, before suffering a fractured leg in Week Three at Pittsburgh that ended his season.

Farris spent the entire '99 season on injured reserve with a foot injury and also missed the entire 2000 season.

As a collegian, Farris won the Outland Trophy as the nation's premierlineman in 1998 and was a unanimous first-team All-America selection.

Farris has been assigned jersey number 77.

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