Monday, April 28, 2008

Packers sign rookie free agents after draft

As is always the case with NFL teams, a plethora of players that don't get drafted find themselves getting phone calls after the draft concludes. In the case of the Packers, reports are that they signed the following players: punter Ken DeBauche of Wisconsin (in this case, that's both in terms of the school as well as fact, he grew up about 15 minutes from Lambeau Field!); RB Kregg Lumpkin of Georgia; WR Taj Smith of Syracuse; TE Mike Peterson of Southwest Missouri State; LB Danny Lansanah of Connecticut; and long snapper J.J. Jansen of Notre Dame. RB Justin Beaver from UW-Whitewater will also work out for the Packers at their rookie orientation camp this coming weekend.