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Packers sign OLB Lerentee McCray

To the surprise of many, Green Bay added a free agent linebacker.

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Contrary to popular belief, the Green Bay Packers haven't quite finished their free-agency shopping. On Monday, the team signed former Denver Broncos outside linebacker Lerentee McCray.

The 6-foot-3, 249 pound edge rusher joins an outside-linebacker group that includes Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Nick Perry and Jayrone Elliott. The Packers did not disclose financial terms and none have surfaced so far. However, at this point in free agency, most players receive a one-year deal worth around the veteran minimum.

McCray appeared in 24 games during his three years in Denver, serving as a reserve edge rusher behind Von Miller and the team's other starting outside linebackers. He originally joined the team in 2013 as an undrafted free agent, though a severe ankle injury wiped out his rookie season.

For his career, McCray has registered 21 total tackles, 1 1/2 sacks and forced one fumble. He has yet to start a game in the NFL.

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 also serves as the senior writer and editor for Acme Packing Company, a Green Bay Packers blog.