Packers 2014 Undrafted Free Agent Signings


We keep track of the Packers' undrafted free agent signings so you don't have to.

With the draft now complete, the Packers turn their attention to undrafted free agency. In the past, the Packers have landed starters such as Sam Shields, Jarrett Boykin, Cullen Jenkins, Don Barclay, and Evan Dietrich-Smith here.

Thompson and co. have also found any number of pass rushing linebackers after the draft. Frank Zombo contributed opposite Clay Matthews as a rookie, highlighted by his sack of Ben Roethlisberger in Super Bowl XLV. Dezman Moses and Andy Mulumba found significant playing time after signing with Green Bay in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

Not all undrafted free agent signings are created equal, however. Despite considerable hype, Vic So'oto never became a reliable defender. Likewise, the Packers spent a surprising sum on Patrick Lewis only to see him fail to make their 53 (and land on Jacksonville's).

Despite the misses, the Packers remain one of the league's best at finding useful players in undrafted free agency, retaining 24% of such players.

Here's our running list of 2014 UDFA signings by the Packers:

ILB Joe Thomas, South Carolina State - Reported by Tom Silverstein
QB Chase Rettig, Boston College - Reported by Michael Rodney
RB Raijon Neal, Tennessee - Reported by Adam Caplan
OG John Fullington, Washington State - Reported by Tom Silverstein
LB Jake Doughty, Utah State - Reported by Aaron Wilson
DB Ryan White, Auburn - Reported by Michael Rodney
DE/OLB Jayrone Elliott, Toledo - Toledo Assoc. AD, confirmed by GBPG
RB James Sims, Kansas - Reported by Mike Loyko
DT Mike Pennel, Colorado State-Pueblo - Reported by representatives MAG Sports
DL Carlos Gray, NC State - Reported by Aaron Wilson
DB Jamal Ellis, Newberry - Tryout, reported by Aaron Wilson
TE Justin Perillo, Maine - Reported by Mike Loyko
ILB Nate Dreiling, Pittsburg St. - Rumored, player's personal Twitter
OL Jordan McCray, Central Florida - Reported by Green Bay Press-Gazette
SS Bronson Irwin, Oklahoma - Reported by Aaron Wilson
LB Adrian Hubbard, Alabama - Reported by Mike Loyko
SS Bronson Irwin, Oklahoma - Reported by Aaron Wilson
S Tanner Miller, Iowa - Reported by Black Heart Gold Pants
OLB Jordan Stanton, James Madison - Reported by Aaron Wilson [Stanton instead accepted a deal with the Giants per Wes Hodkiewicz]

Jason Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Hook'em Headlines. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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