Fullback signs; Underwood officially released

Erryn Cobb

Cobb also played tight end for Northwestern last year

The Green Bay Packers signed rookie fullback Erryn Cobb and released safety Marviel Underwood, the team announced today.

Cobb worked out for the Packers this morning and was offered a contract, coach Mike McCarthy said.

"Our personnel guys said he had a great workout today," coach Mike McCarthy said. "We'll take a look at him this week and try to get him in the game."

Cobb (6-foot-1, 241-pounds) played in 49 career games over four years for Northwestern University. He began his career in 2003 as a linebacker before moving to fullback in 2004. Cobb was the team's starting tight end in 2005 and played ‘superback', a combination of tight end and fullback, as a senior in 2006. He also blocked two punts in 2006.

One of the Packers' fourth-round picks in the 2005 NFL Draft, Underwood played in 16 career games for Green Bay. He sustained a knee injury during the preseason last year, which required reconstructive surgery on his MCL and ACL, and missed all of last season.

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