Packers lose chance to groom rookie WR

BALTIMORE -- The Green Bay Packers never got a long look at rookie receiver Charles Johnson.

The seventh-round pick from Grand Valley State battled multiple injuries in the offseason and during training camp that prevented him from making a serious bid for a roster spot, but they had hoped to develop him on their practice squad.

Instead, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Johnson left the practice squad on Saturday, when the Cleveland Browns signed him to their active roster.

The Packers have only four receivers on their roster – Randall Cobb, James Jones, Jordy Nelson and Jarrett Boykin – for Sunday's game at the Baltimore Ravens. They started the season with five but cut Jeremy Ross after he fumbled a kickoff in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

They have one other receiver, rookie Myles White, on their practice squad.