Packers release S Marviel Underwood, sign rookie FB Erryn Cobb

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers released safety Marviel Underwood and signed rookie fullback Erryn Cobb on Tuesday.

Underwood, a third-year player out of San Diego State, was in the mix for a starting job last season until a season-ending knee injury in the Packers' first preseason game. He spent the offseason rehabilitating his knee but wasn't quite back to the same level as last year.

Cobb, a 6-1, 241-pound undrafted free agent from Northwestern, began his collegiate career as a linebacker before moving to fullback in 2004. He was the team's starting tight end in 2005 and played a combination of tight end and fullback as a senior in 2006.

The Packers lack depth at fullback, where Brandon Miree is returning from a neck injury that caused him to miss the first two preseason games and rookie Korey Hall is trying to make the transition from college linebacker to fullback.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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