The Green Bay Packers signed TE Emanuel Byrd on Dec. 26, 2017.
Byrd, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound rookie out of Marshall, has been on the Packers’ practice squad since Nov. 3. He signed with Green Bay on Aug. 5 before being released on Sept. 2. Byrd was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs on May 9, but was released on Aug. 1. After playing quarterback and tight end for two years at Georgia Military College, Byrd appeared in 21 games in two seasons as a tight end at Marshall, totaling 456 yards on 45 receptions (10.1 avg.) with four touchdowns for the Thundering Herd. He will wear No. 86 for the Packers.