The Green Bay Packers signed offensive lineman Shea Allard and safety Chaz Powell to the practice squad yesterday. The transactions were announced yesterday by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations.
Allard, a 6-foot-4, 305-pound rookie out of the University of Delaware, signed with the Packers as a non-drafted free agent in May 2012 after participating in Green Bay’s rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis. He was with the team during the preseason before being released on Aug. 31. Allard was a three-year starter at left tackle for the Blue Hens, appearing in 42 career games with 33 starts. He earned first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as a senior and third-team All-CAA recognition as a junior. Allard will wear number 69.
Powell, a 6-foot, 203-pound rookie out of Penn State, entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders in May 2012. He was with the Raiders during the 2012 preseason before being released on Aug. 27. Powell played both cornerback and wide receiver and returned kickoffs at Penn State, where he set school career records for kickoff returns (73) and kickoff return yards (1,886). Powell will wear number 41.