Roster moves

The Green Bay Packers today promoted cornerback Erwin Swiney from the practice squad to the teams' 53-man active roster to re-inforce the team's banged-up secondary.<p>

To make room for Swiney, the Packers released running back Maurice "Moe" Smith, who was signed to the team's roster less than two weeks ago.

Swiney, a rookie free agent from the University of Nebraska, had been on the practice squad since Oct. 30. He originally had been signed as a free agent April 26. Since the start of the season, Swiney has been on and off the Packers' practice squad and 53-man roster.

Cornerback Tod McBride was added to the team's injury report this week with a groin injury. Safety Darren Sharper and cornerback Tyrone Williams also have been battling nagging hamstring injuries.

Swiney will continue to wear jersey No. 26.


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