Packers designate OLB Tipa Galeai for return from injured reserve

The Green Bay Packers have designated outside linebacker and special teamer Tipa Galeai for return from injured reserve.

Galeai was on the field at practice on Wednesday, per the team’s official site.

The team now has 21 days to activate him to the 53-man roster.

The Packers initially put Galeai on injured reserve on Saturday, Oct. 15. He injured his hamstring during the team’s loss to the New York Giants in London.

Galeai missed four games while on injured reserve.

Over the Packers’ first five games, Galeai played 85 snaps (66 percent) on special teams. He produced four total tackles.

It’s possible Galeai could take the roster spot of Rashan Gary, who tore his ACL against the Detroit Lions and will be headed to injured reserve for the rest of the 2022 season.

Last season, Galeai played 152 snaps on defense, so he could be called upon in a backup role behind expected starters Preston Smith and Kingsley Enagbare over the rest of the year.

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Story originally appeared on Packers Wire