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Packers Sign New Safety and Running Back

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Staff Writer

General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced new transactions for the Packers on Wednesday. The Green Bay Packers have signed S Micah Abernathy and RB Dexter Williams and released WR Osirus Mitchell and LS Steven Wirtel. 

Abernathy (6-0, 195), a first-year player out of the University of Tennessee, originally signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He has also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts and played for the Dallas Renegades of the XFL in 2020 and the Houston Gamblers of the USFL in 2022. Abernathy will wear No. 46 for the Packers.

Williams (5-11, 212), a third-year player out of the University of Notre Dame, was originally selected by the Packers in the sixth round (No. 194 overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He spent time on Green Bay’s practice squad and active roster in his first three years, appearing in seven games. After being released by the Packers following the 2021 training camp, Williams spent time on the practice squad of the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins. Earlier this year, he played for the Philadelphia Stars of the USFL. Williams will wear No. 34 for the Packers.