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Packers ink DL Hargrove

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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The Packers have signed another free agent -- defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove. His agent, Phil Williams, told the Press-Gazette that his client received a contract this morning via FedEx, signed it and returned it to 1265 Lombardi Ave. Williams wouldn't disclose any terms of the deal. The signing comes a week after the Packers inked veteran center Jeff Saturday. Clearly intent on upgrading their defense, the Packers also signed "street" free agent Daniel Muir last week. They might not be finished. They have free agent defensive end Dave Tollefson in for a visit today and tomorrow. In the 28-year-0ld Hargrove, the Packers have added a 6-foot-3, 272-pound linemen who can play against the run or the pass.  An NFL scout said earlier this week that he envisioned Hargrove as an inside pass rusher in the nickel package if the Packers signed him. "Tony just wanted an opportunity to compete for a spot, " Williams said. "And who wouldn't want to play for the Green Bay Packers right now?" This will be Hargrove's fifth NFL team. He played in 2011 for the Seattle Seahawks. Before that, he spent time with the New Orleans Saints (2009-10), Buffalo Bills (2006-07) and St. Louis Rams (2004-06). He has 19.5 career sacks. He told Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, which first reported the signing:  "When you think of this team, you think of one of the most respected organizations in the league. For them to come after me is very moving. I feel blessed today." Hargrove is a two-time offender in the league's substance abuse policy, having served a four-game and a one-year suspension (2008). He also has been part of the investigation into the Saints' bounty system. It's unknown whether he could be suspended for his role in that.  

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