GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers, in one of several roster moves, have re-signed veteran offensive tackle Barrett Brooks.
Brooks, a seventh-year pro, originally was signed as a free agent on Sept. 26. He was terminated two days later, re-signed Oct.1, and released Oct. 12.
Originally a second-round draft choice out of Kansas State by Philadelphia in 1995, Brooks, a 6-5, 314-pounder, has played in 95 career games, including a streak of 88 straight games to begin his NFL career. He started 62, spending his first four years with the Eagles and two subsequent seasons with the Detroit Lions.
Meanwhile, cornerback Erwin Swiney was placed on waivers to make room for Brooks on the team's 53-player roster.
Swiney, a rookie free agent from Nebraska, had been re-signed Oct. 12. He originally had been signed as a free agent April 26, 2002, gone through training camp, and the preseason before being waived Sept. 1 in the team's final roster reduction for the regular season.
Swiney, who played in Sunday's victory over the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, had been on the team's practice squad when signed to the active roster on Saturday.
Also, the Packers signed cornerback Bruce Branch, a rookie free agent from Penn State, to their practice squad.
He lettered four times for the Nittany Lions at three different positions, including punt returner, returning 109 punts for 1,170 yards, a 10.7-yard average, and four touchdowns.
Branch, 24, was with the Jaguars in the preseason until Aug. 27, the date of the first mandated roster reductions to 65 players. He has been out of football since.
The 5-11, 189-pounder was with Jacksonville during training camp. He replaces cornerback Brandon Jennings, who was released from the practice squad.