GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have signed linebacker Carl Bradford from their practice squad and released tight end Justin Perillo, a move that signals the likely return of starting tight end Jared Cook.

The 6-foot-4 Cook has been out since Week 3 with an ankle injury. He was listed as questionable for the game Sunday night at Washington after being a full participant in practice all week.

Cook could give quarterback Aaron Rodgers a big target sorely needed over the middle help open up the field for receivers Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Without Perillo, Richard Rodgers is the only other tight end on the Packers' active roster.

The addition of Bradford gives the Packers added insurance with starting inside linebacker Jake Ryan out with an ankle injury, and outside linebacker Clay Matthews questionable for the Redskins game with a hamstring injury.

Bradford was a fourth-round draft choice of the Packers in the 2014 NFL draft. He has yet to play regular-season game for Green Bay.


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