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Packers Sign Eight Players To Practice Squad




The Green Bay Packers signed eight players to the practice squad on Labor Day. The signings were announced by Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Ted Thompson.

 

Aaron Adams, a 6-foot-5, 303-pound rookie out of Eastern Kentucky, entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns, appearing in all four of the team’s preseason contests in 2013. He earned first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference recognition in both 2011 and 2012. Adams will wear No. 77 for the Packers.

 

Michael Hill, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound rookie out of Missouri Western, entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers and played in all four preseason contests for the club in 2013. He finished his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,969 yards and 35 TDs on 828 carries (6.0 avg.). Hill will wear No. 34 for the Packers.


Bryan Collins, a 6-foot-3, 301-pound rookie out of Southern Methodist, entered the NFL as a non-drafted free agent with the Houston Texans, appearing in two of the team’s preseason contests in 2013. He started 20 games during his collegiate career and earned second-team All-Conference USA honors as a senior in 2012. Collins will wear No. 68 for the Packers.

                                                                                                                                                           

Scott Tolzien (toll-ZEEN), a 6-foot-2, 213-pound third-year player out of the University of Wisconsin, entered the league as a non-drafted free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2011. Following the 2011 preseason, he was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers, where he was a member of the 53-man roster for both the 2011 and 2012 seasons, but did not appear in a game. Tolzien will wear No. 16 for the Packers.

 

Also Signed to the practice squad were WR Charles Johnson, CB James Nixon, TE Jake Stoneburner and WR Myles White. These four signees squad were with the Packers during the 2013 preseason.

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