On Friday morning, the Green Bay Packers released the names of 14 players who have officially signed contracts with the team as undrafted free agents. The Packers had 15 open roster spots after releasing quarterback Joe Callahan earlier this week, leaving them with exactly one remaining open slot on the 90-man roster going into rookie minicamp.
Minicamp begins Friday, and the team should be releasing the full minicamp roster later today.
Here is the list of the players who have officially signed on:
- Jacob Alsadek, OL, Arizona
- Parris Bennett, ILB, Syracuse
- Tim Boyle, QB, Eastern Kentucky
- Austin Davis, C, Duke
- Raven Greene, S, James Madison
- C.J. Johnson, ILB, East Texas Baptist
- Tyler Lancaster, DT, Northwestern
- Alex Light, OL, Richmond
- Kyle Meadows, OT, Kentucky
- Filipo Mokofisi, DT, Utah
- Marcus Porter, ILB, Fairmont State
- Kevin Rader, TE, Youngstown State
- Conor Sheehy, DE, Wisconsin
The list is notable in that there are a pair of absences from the list of UDFA signings that were reported following the 2018 NFL Draft last weekend. Those players not on the Packers’ release are tight end Damon Gibson from Minnesota-Moorhead and cornerback Chris Seisay from Portland State.
There could be multiple reasons why these two players were not among the list of signees. One possibility is that they failed physical exams; another is that the reporting of their involvement with the Packers was premature, and that they may only have received invites to rookie camp instead. Keep an eye out for the roster later today. Gibson, however, was among APC’s list of reported UDFAs who would have had a chance of making the team this fall.
However, there is one addition to the list as well: Wisconsin defensive lineman Conor Sheehy. Sheehy, a native of Milwaukee, reportedly had a pre-draft visit with the Packers. As a result, his signing is not entirely surprising, but the lack of reporting on it is unusual, particularly for a local player. Sheehy played primarily as a 5-technique defensive end for the Badgers in their 3-4 defense, recording six sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss in his four years in Madison.