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Packers sign WR Rico Gafford, CB Kiondre Thomas

27 Jan 2022, 17:12 GMT+10

The Green Bay Packers have signed WR Rico Gafford and CB Kiondre Thomas. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Wednesday.

Gafford, a 5-10, 184-pound, third-year player out of the University of Wyoming, was originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted rookie free agent in May 2018. After being released at the end of training camp by the Titans, he spent 2018-20 on the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders' practice squad and active roster, appearing in eight games with one start, hauling in two receptions for 66 yards (33.0 avg.) with a TD and returning one kickoff for 12 yards. In 2021, Gafford spent the offseason and training camp with the Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo Bills and spent most of the regular season on the Denver Broncos' practice squad. He was elevated in Week 17 as a COVID-19 replacement by the Broncos, but was a gameday inactive.

(key-ON-dre) Thomas, a 6-0, 185-pound, first-year player out of Kansas State University, was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie in May 2021. He was released by the Browns during training camp and spent the entire regular season on the practice squad of the Los Angeles Chargers, appearing in four games as a gameday elevation and registering a tackle on special teams. In college, Thomas spent four years (2016-19) at the University of Minnesota before transferring to Kansas State (2020).

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