Packers Sign G Ben Braden & DB KeiVarae Russell To Practice Squad


The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday that they’ve signed G Ben Braden and DB KeiVarae Russell to their practice squad.

Here’s the Packers updated practice squad:

  1. DB Henry Black
  2. DE Tipa Galeai
  3. C Jake Hanson (Injured)
  4. G Zack Johnson
  5. DT Willington Previlon
  6. DB Stanford Samuels
  7. DE Delontae Scott
  8. LB De’Jon Harris
  9. RB Dexter Williams
  10. OT Ryan Pope
  11. TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart
  12. WR Juwann Winfree
  13. WR Reggie Begelton
  14. TE Dominique Dafney
  15. G Ben Braden
  16. DB KeiVarae Russell

Russell, 26, was taken with the No. 74 overall pick by the Chiefs and signed a four-year contract worth just over $3 million to go along with a signing bonus of around $800,000.

The Chiefs eventually opted to waive Russell despite him being a relatively high draft pick due to the fact that he was unable to grasp their defensive scheme.

The Bengals claimed Russell off of waivers from Kansas City and he spent time on both their active roster and their practice squad.

Russell signed with the Chargers practice squad late in 2019 but was waived just a month later. From there, he caught on with the Giants practice squad but was let go prior to the start of the 2020 season.

In 2018, Russell appeared in seven games for the Bengals, recording 12 tackles and one pass deflection.

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