Packers sign OLB Lerentee McCray
The Green Bay Packers have brought in another outside free agent.
The Packers have signed former Denver outside linebacker Lerentee McCray, a NFL source confirmed. The fourth-year linebacker first announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that he’s joined the Packers after spending his first three NFL seasons with the Broncos.
McCray, 25, has 21 tackles, 1½ sacks and a forced fumble in 24 regular-season games over the past two seasons. The 6-foot-3, 249-pound linebacker, who spent his rookie season on injured reserve with an ankle injury, received a $17,000 signing bonus to sign with Denver after going undrafted out of Florida.
McCray played 353 total snaps for the Super Bowl champions this past season, including 234 on special teams. The Broncos didn’t tender McCray a contract as a restricted free agent, so he won’t count against the compensatory equation.
The Packers were looking for another outside rusher with only four full-time outside linebackers (Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Nick Perry and Jayrone Elliott) on the offseason roster.