If you think the 7 round, three day NFL draft is hectic, once Mr. Irrelevant is chosen, war rooms across the league turn to absolute chaos when every available GM and scout grabs a phone to start calling, convincing and signing undrafted college free agents. Many teams add more of these players than draft picks. The signed players fill in the gaps for positions that did not get addressed in the draft and round out training camp rosters of 90 players. The Packers got busy Saturday night signing a host of players. Here's the list:
Quarterback Matt Brown from Illinois State made a pre-draft visit to Green Bay, after throwing for 3370 yards and 27 touchdowns for the Redbirds last fall. He's 6-3, 229 pounds and was a three year starter. The Pack also signed his teammate, safety Ben Erickson, a native of Greendale. Center Patrick Lewis is from Texas A&M, Lane Taylor is an offensive lineman from Oklahoma, Jeremy Vujnovich played tackle at Louisiana College. Another running back was added with Angelo Pease of Kansas State. Tight end Jake Stoneburner of Ohio State and receiver Miles White of Louisiana Tech were signed. Defensive additions included linebacker Andy Mulumba of Eastern Michigan and defensive tackle Gilbert Pena of Mississippi. The latest signing on Sunday was Texas fullback Ryan Roberson. All of these players, plus the 11 member draft class, will be in town for the first time at the rookie orientation camp May 10-12.
Aaron Rodgers' little brother Jordan, the Vanderbilt quarterback, landed a free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.