In order to bolster a wide receiver group that has been hit by injuries and unavailability, the Green Bay Packers announced on Monday that they have signed undrafted rookie wideout Ed Williams to the 90-man roster.
Williams started his college career with the Toledo Rockets, but transferred to Fort Hays State University, a Division II school that plays in the Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association. At Fort Hays State, Williams had a good senior year, recording 53 receptions for 946 yards and seven touchdowns.
His best game came in October against Missouri Western, when he caught 15 passes for 215 yards.
Williams was signed prior to Monday's practice, and took the field with the rest of the team Monday morning. He is currently wearing number 5.
This move was likely brought on by the unavailability of three young Packers wideouts. Rookie Ricky Collins is currently on the PUP list and not practicing, while fellow rookie Adrian Coxson was taken to the hospital during Saturday's practice due to dizziness and nausea associated with the heat. In addition to those two, second-year wideout Jared Abbrederis suffered a concussion last week and has not practiced since.
The Packers list Williams at 6 feet and 196 pounds.