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The Green Bay Packers filled the two roster spots vacated when they placed Brandon Chillar and Spencer Havner on injured reserve by promoting Robert Francois and Josh Gordy from the practice squad.

Francois, a linebacker, was on the Packers’ roster for four games earlier this season. He was originally promoted from the practice squad prior to week six, cut after week nine and then re-signed to the practice squad. He recorded one tackle.

Gordy, a cornerback, is a rookie undrafted free agent who spent the past 10 weeks on the Packers’ practice squad.

Francois and Gordy have been replaced on the Packers’ practice squad by wide receiver Terrance Smith and linebacker/defensive end Curtis Young. Smith played his college ball at South Carolina State. Young played at Cincinnati. Both players are rookies.

The Packers could have looked at signing a player from the UFL, which recently completed their second season. However, the UFL requires any team who signs a player from the upstart league to pay a $150,000 transfer fee.

So far, NFL teams have balked at signing any UFL players because of the fee.


Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. dave December 1, 2010

    Wasn’t Francois the idiot who lined up over center and recorded that game changing penalty in addition to his one tackle?

  2. LishaLove December 1, 2010

    I am not understanding how come they keep stockpiling linebackers but aren’t concerned about the fact that they have no running game. I don’t believe that the Packers want to either make the playoffs or go far in them because they have done nothing about their non-extent running game.. They are really making it difficult for the fans to continue to watch and be excited about them.

    1. Abe Frohman December 2, 2010

      They’re particularly concerned about the RB in pass protection as Rodgers health is at stake. Using this same logic, you’d think that they’d bench Colledge.

  3. Vijay December 2, 2010