The Green Bay Packers have signed C Joe Madsen to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Saturday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

Madsen, a 6-foot-3, 305-pound, first-year player out of West Virginia University, was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a non-drafted free agent on April 27, 2013. He was released by the Steelers on Aug. 31, 2013. Madsen played for the Los Angeles KISS during the 2014 Arena Football League season, appearing in 16 games. He will wear No. 74 for the Packers.