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Gerrard Sheppard (7) was waived by the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday and claimed by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers Claim WR Gerrard Sheppard Off Waivers

The Green Bay Packers have a full 90-man roster after claiming wide receiver Gerrard Sheppard off waivers.

The Baltimore Ravens waived the 6-foot-2, 211-pound first-year player on Tuesday.

Sheppard, 23, spent last season on the Ravens’ practice squad after joining them as an undrafted free agent out of Towson.

He began his collegiate career at Connecticut and played in nine games for the Huskies as a redshirt sophomore, including their Fiesta Bowl loss to Oklahoma, but had just one reception for three yards.

Sheppard played three games for the Huskies as a freshman in 2008 before redshirting in 2009.

He transferred to Towson in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2011 and was immediately eligible. He had 22 catches for 274 yards and two touchdowns as a junior and made 30 receptions for 310 yards and three scores in 2012.

Sheppard appeared in two preseason games for Baltimore last season, but did not catch a pass.

The addition of Sheppard leaves Green Bay with 11 wide receivers on the roster, 10 of which are eligible to practice.

Seventh-round draft pick Jeff Janis remains sidelined after being placed on the non-football illness list last week.

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