The Green Bay Packers have signed DT Jay Ross to the practice squad and released RB James Johnson from the practice squad. The transactions were announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.
Ross, a 6-foot-3, 302-pound rookie, signed with New Orleans in May as a non-drafted free agent and was with the Saints during the preseason before being released in the final roster cutdown. He was a three-year starter at East Carolina and earned honorable mention All-Conference USA honors three times. Ross will wear No. 68.