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  • Kennard Backman: Waived by Lions

    Backman was waived by the Lions on Thursday.

    Backman signed a future contract with the Lions back in January. He spent last season on Detroit's practice squad after being cut by the Packers during the preseason. He was near the bottom of the Lions' tight end depth chart and it was unlikely that he'd be able to make final roster for Week 1. He'll look to catch on with another team in 2017.

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  • Lions' Kennard Backman: Signs future deal with Lions

    Backman has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, reports.

    Backman was the Packers' sixth-round draft pick in 2015 but was released in August due to injury concerns. He eventually latched on with the Lions' practice squad this past season but never made it to the active roster. He'll square off with Matthew Mulligan and Khari Lee, among any other offseason acquisitions, for the Lions' No. 3 job at tight end.

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  • Kennard Backman: Waived-injured by Packers

    The Packers waived Backman (knee) from injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Backman was headed to injured reserve after suffering a knee injury, but he and the Packers reached an injury settlement, and he is now a free agent. Backman underwent knee surgery Friday, and he figures to get a look once he is healthy again.

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  • Packers' Kennard Backman: Heads to IR

    Backman (leg) was moved to the Packers' injured reserve list Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    He's tending to minor injuries to both his knee and hamstring. Even if he had managed to stay healthy, Richard Rodgers, Jared Cook and Justin Perillo were still poised to begin the 2016 campaign atop Green Bay's TE depth chart.

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  • Kennard Backman: Waived by Packers

    Backman was waived by the Packers on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

    Backman's release likely has something to do with the fact he's dealing with minor knee and hamstring injuries. Richard Rodgers and Jared Cook are projected to lead the tight end corps anyway, with Justin Perillo in line to be the No. 3 option.

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  • Packers' Kennard Backman: Catches two passes in second preseason game

    Backman caught two passes for 11 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders.

    Backman is off to a good start this preseason with five receptions for 39 yards over two games. He is competing with Justin Perillo for the No. 3 tight end spot behind Richard Rodgers and Jared Cook.

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  • Packers' Justin Perillo: Promoted from practice squad

    The Packers have promoted Justin Perillo from the practice squad, reports Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

    Perillo will provide depth at tight end behind Richard Rodgers and Kennard Backman, but it's unlikely he will provide much Fantasy value even if one or both goes down with an injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA, USA
Age: 31
School: Alabama-Birmingham
Experience: 2