Havner should be able to contribute immediately.

As expected, the Green Bay Packers signed tight end/linebacker Spencer Havner. Coming as somewhat of a surprise, is the Packers cleared a roster spot for Havner by putting tackle Mark Tauscher on injured reserve.

Tauscher has been battling a shoulder injury and hasn’t played since week four.

Rookie Bryan Bulaga has started in Tauscher’s place at right tackle and has had his ups and downs.

Havner, who was among the Packers final roster cuts, was released by the Detroit Lions on October 14. He’s been battling a hamstring injury, but the Packers had him in for a workout earlier this week and obviously have no qualms about his health.

Havner is expected to bolster the Packers special teams as well as the passing game. No currently active tight end has more than seven receptions and one touchdown. Havner caught four touchdowns in limited action for the Packers, last season.

Havner will wear his customary No. 41.