Packers sign Walter, place Blackmon on injured reserve

Updated: November 25, 2006, 11:48 AM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers signed offensive lineman Tyson Walter on Saturday and placed cornerback Will Blackmon on injured reserve.

Walter, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound tackle and guard from Ohio State, was chosen in the sixth round of the 2002 draft by Dallas. He played in 40 games for the Cowboys, nine as a starter.

The Houston Texans picked up Walter in 2005 after Dallas waived him but never played for them. He signed with Washington as an unrestricted free agent on March 24, 2006, appearing in two games before being waived Oct. 23.

Blackmon was selected by Green Bay in the fourth round of this year's draft. He played in four games before sustaining a rib injury on Nov. 12 at Minnesota.

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