Packers claim DT Jackson off waivers

Updated: November 4, 2003, 8:02 PM ET

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - One day after being waived by the New Orleans Saints, Grady Jackson landed on his feet with the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers bolstered their defensive line Tuesday, claiming the veteran tackle off waivers.

A week ago, Jackson was suspended for one game by the Saints for conduct detrimental to the team. The club did not disclose the nature of the incident before letting Jackson go on Monday.

The 6-2, 330-pounder was one of the Saints' best run-stoppers with 20 tackles. He was second on the team with four sacks in seven games this season.

Jackson, 30, spent his first five seasons with the Oakland Raiders before signing with New Orleans as a free agent in 2002.

To make room for Jackson on the roster, the Packers placed backup defensive tackle Rod Walker on injured reserve. Walker, who suffered a knee injury in an October 19 loss at St. Louis, had nine tackles in seven games.

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