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Packers sign OL Vince Kowalski

Probably not the free-agent splash some fans had hoped to see.

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The Green Bay Packers have still yet to sign a free agent from another team, but they have retained another one of their own. On Friday, Green Bay announced a new contract for reserve offensive lineman Vince Kowalski.

The Packers initially signed Kowalski as a rookie free agent last June shortly before training camp. Though he did not make the Week 1 53-man roster or practice squad, Kowalski apparently did enough to convince the team to give him another shot in 2016. With his addition, Green Bay now carries 12 offensive linemen on their 90-man roster.

A 6-foot-4, 305-pound lineman, Kowalski can play multiple positions up front. He practiced at both tackle and guard during training camp and could find himself doing the same again this year.

Kowalski played his college ball at Villanova, where he started 48 games. For his efforts, the lineman earned first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors during his senior season in 2014.

Jason B. Hirschhorn is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and covers the NFL for Sports on Earth and SB Nation. He serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.