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Packers sign rookie safety Marwin Evans to add to secondary depth

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Green Bay picked up a player who went to rookie camp in Seattle but left without a contract.

NCAA Football: Utah State at San Diego State Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers are now down to just one open spot on their 90-man roster.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Packers announced the signing of safety Marwin Evans, an undrafted rookie out of Utah State. Evans' deal allows him to rejoin his former teammates Kyler Fackrell, the Packers' third-round pick, and Devonte Robinson, an undrafted free agent signing. Both of those two players also played college football for the Aggies.

Evans had an impressive performance at Utah State's Pro Day. After measuring in at 5' 11-1/2" and 214 pounds, Evans ran his 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds, recorded 19 reps on the bench press, and posted a 42-inch vertical jump.

He also posted impressive production as a senior in Logan. He played in 13 games and recorded 73 total tackles (33 solo). He also posted one interception - which he returned 90 yards for a touchdown - as well as ten tackles for loss, two sacks, six passes defended, and a pair of forced fumbles. In 14 games as a junior, he added ten total tackles and a forced fumble.

Evans is a native of Milwaukee and attended Oak Creek high school before starting his college football career at Rochester (Minnesota) Community College. He played one year there and another season at Highland Community College in Kansas, then made the move to Utah State as a three-star junior college recruit.

It was initially reported that Evans would sign an undrafted free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks immediately after the 2016 NFL Draft, but he ended up participating in their rookie minicamp on a tryout basis instead and was not offered a contract. He now becomes the 89th player on the Packers' 90-man roster.