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Packers Sign Local Athlete

Chippewa Falls Native and UW-La Crosse Basketball Standout Joe Werner was added to the Green Bay Packers Practice Roster on Tuesday. The Former UW-L Eagle practiced at the tight end position during the Packers Rookie Camp in May, but was not signed to the full-time roster at that time.

Though he didn't play football in La Crosse, Werner is a good fit for the position physically, standing at six-foot-seven inches and weighing in at 255 pounds.

The Packers starting lineup was noticeably deeper for Tuesday's morning practice, as Wide Receiver Donald Driver and Defensive Tackles Johnny Jolly and Ryan Pickett.
Quarterback Brett Favre is expected to be in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's practice. He has been in Mississippi following the death of his Wife's Step-Father.


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