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Packers announce 2019 UDFA signings, leaving roster at 88 before rookie camp

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The 11-man class is now under contract, with one swap from the list APC compiled from previous reporting.

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After much speculation and reporting, it’s finally official: the Green Bay Packers have settled on their initial class of undrafted free agents. Eleven players signed with the team on Friday morning in advance of the first practice of rookie minicamp, and the team announced the signings in a press release.

Here is the list of players who have officially signed:

  • Manny Wilkins, QB, Arizona State
  • Matt Eaton, WR, Iowa State
  • Davis Koppenhaver, TE, Duke
  • Yosh Nijman, OT, Virginia Tech
  • Larry Williams, OL, Oklahoma State
  • Randy Ramsey, EDGE, Arkansas
  • Greg Roberts, EDGE, Baylor
  • Curtis Bolton, ILB, Oklahoma
  • Kabion Ento, CB, Colorado
  • Javien Hamilton, CB, Ole Miss
  • Nydair Rouse, CB, West Chester

This list is the same length as our list of players reportedly signing with the team following the 2019 NFL Draft, but there is one swap here. Early reporting had North Texas cornerback Nate Brooks as a signing and Rouse as a tryout player; however, Rouse is on this list as a confirmed signing, while Brooks is not. It appears that Brooks changed his mind and decided to sign with the Arizona Cardinals instead of the Packers — he retweeted this tweet about an hour before the Packers announced the UDFA group.

As a result of these signings, the Packers’ 90-man roster officially sits at 88 players, a number that includes the four selections from the 2019 NFL Draft who have signed their rookie contracts already and the four who remained unsigned at the present time. That means that there are two slots potentially available for tryout players this weekend. Stay tuned for practices Friday and Saturday and keep an eye on Monday’s transaction report to see if any of those players do indeed end up signing contracts with the team.