Another former Green Bay Packers player who hit free agency has signed with another team. According to his agent Tom Teleski (and reported first by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein), linebacker Andy Mulumba is signing a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs after spending three years in Green Bay.
The Packers had the opportunity to retain Mulumba on a restricted free agent tender this offseason, but elected not to offer him a tender. The right-of-first-refusal tender amount this year was $1.671 million.
Mulumba played heavily as a rookie in 2013, when the Packers suffered numerous injuries at the outside linebacker position. He played in 14 games that season with three starts and recorded 33 tackles and a sack. He also started the Packers' playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers and gritted through an injury of his own in that game.
Since then, however, Mulumba has made little impact. He suffered a torn ACL early on in the 2014 season and was placed on injured reserve, then made the 2015 53-man roster but rarely was active on gameday. He even struggled to crack the special teams units, despite the Packers' preference for body types in the 250-260 pound range in those formations.
Mulumba's agent thanked the Packers in a statement to the media:
From Mulumba's agent: "Andy would like to thank the Packers for what they did to help his NFL career. They are truly a classy organization."— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 2, 2016
Mulumba now follows a pipeline from Green Bay to Kansas City of former undrafted outside linebackers, following in the footsteps of Frank Zombo and Dezman Moses. John Dorsey, the Chiefs' general manager, worked as an executive in the Packers' front office for many years prior to taking his current position with the Chiefs.
We wish the best of luck to Mulumba as he works to continue his NFL career.