Packers activate Saine; place Green on I.R.

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 11:57 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Packers wasted no time taking care of some business fresh off their bye week, announcing a host of roster moves late Monday morning. The team signed RB Brandon Saine to the active roster from the practice squad, placed RB Alex Green on injured reserve, signed C-OG Paul Fenaroli and S Anthony Levine to the practice squad and released C-OG Cecil Newton from the practice squad.
 
Saine, a 5-11, 220-pound rookie out of Ohio State, signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on July 28. He posted 51 rushing yards on 19 carries (2.7 yards per carry) and six receptions for 36 yards (6.0 yards per catch) during the preseason. A four-year letterman at Ohio State, Saine rushed for a career-high 739 yards and four TDs on 145 carries as a junior, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors.
 
Green suffered a season-ending knee injury at Minnesota in Week Seven. He appeared in four games this season, posting 11 yards on three carries (3.7 ypc) and one reception for six yards.
 
Fenaroli, a 6-foot-2, 300-pound rookie out of Stony Brook, signed with Atlanta as an undrafted free agent on July 27. He was with the Falcons during the preseason before being released in the final roster cutdown on Sept. 2.
 
Levine, a 5-foot-11, 199-pound first-year-player out of Tennessee State, originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 3, 2010, after participating in the Green Bay's rookie orientation camp on a tryout basis. He spent all 16 regular-season games and the first two postseason games on the Packers' practice squad in 2010 before being placed on practice squad/injured for the final two playoff games. Levine was released this season in the final roster cutdown on Sept. 3.