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Packers sign 5 tryout players

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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The Packers announced the signing today of five tryout players that participated in the team’s rookie orientation camp over the weekend. The Packers also cut tackle Chris Campbell, which leaves them at the NFL’s 90-man roster limit. Tryout players that were signed included tackle Shea Allard, receivers Jarrett Boykin and Curenski Gilleylen, guard Grant Cook and cornerback Otis Merrill.  Campbell spent time on the Packers’ practice squad in 2010 and 2011. He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois.  There were 29 tryout players that participated in the Packers’ rookie camp. Here is a breakdown of the five tryout players that signed:  Allard (6-5, 305): Three-year starter at left tackle at Deleware. He earned first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as a senior. Boykin (6-2, 218): All-time leader in receptions (184) and receiving yards (2,884) at Virginia Tech. He set a single-season school record with 61 catches as a senior for 761 yards and five tourchdowns. Cook (6-4, 318): Started all 13 games at guard for Arkansas as a senior. He was part of an offense that broke 16 single-game or season school records and blocked for two 1,000-yard rushers and a 3,000-yard passer. Gilleylen (5-11, 213): He played in 30 games with two starts at Nebraska. He was limited to just eight games in 2010 and 2011. Merrill (5-11, 188): Second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection as an Illinois State senior. He had 41 tackles, four passes defensed, an interception and a forced fumble. He played one season at Wisconsin before transferring.

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