Packers sign guard

The Green Bay Packers have signed offensive guard Alcender "Al" Jackson to the team's practice squad, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced Wednesday.

Tight end Bill Seymour was released to make room for Jackson.

Jackson, 6-3 and 306 pounds, is a third-year pro out of LSU. He originally signed on with the Dallas Cowboys in 2000 as a free agent and played in three regular season games. He returned in 2001 and was inactive for all 16 games in his role as a reserve guard. Last spring, Jackson earned All-NFL Europe League honors as he helped fellow honoree and Rhein Fire teammate Jamal Robertson finish third among NFLEL running backs with 792 yards rushing and 8 touchdowns (the Fire led all NFLEL teams with 1,513 rushing yards en route to a 2002 World Bowl appearance). He rejoined the Cowboys in training camp and subsequently was placed on waivers September 1 in the team's final roster reduction for the regular season.

Jackson has been assigned jersey number 79.


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