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Packers take a look at TE Travis Beckum

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers worked out former University of Wisconsin tight end Travis Beckum on Tuesday.

"It went well," his agent, Ron Slavin, said after the workout. "They put him on their so-called emergency list."

Beckum, who is living in Milwaukee, also has had workouts with the Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars since being released by the New Orleans Saints late in training camp this past summer.

Beckum, 27, has not played in an NFL regular-season game since 2012 with the New York Giants, who drafted him in the third round in 2009. Slavin said Beckum is healthy after tearing his ACL in Super Bowl XLVII and also having a sports hernia a year later.

In 48 career games, Beckum has 26 catches for 264 yards and three touchdowns. His longest career reception, a 67-yarder, came against the Packers on Dec. 4, 2011.

The Packers promoted rookie tight end Justin Perillo from their practice squad on Saturday because they needed a third tight end for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles given Brandon Bostick's hip injury. Without Perillo, they would have been down to only two tight ends -- Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers.

Beckum was one of four players the Packers worked out on Tuesday. The others were: tight end Michael Egnew of Missouri, linebacker Jerrell Harris of Alabama and guard Rishaw Johnson of California (Pa.).

Egnew was a third-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2012. He played 18 games for the Dolphins in 2012 and 2013 combined.

Also on Tuesday, former Packers’ first-round pick Derek Sherrod worked out for the New England Patriots, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. The Packers cut the offensive tackle on Nov. 3.