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Packers get nine of their 11 picks signed

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The new reality of the ease of negotiating rookie contracts is evidenced by the pace they’re coming in.

Specifically, when a team feels like knocking a bunch out at once, they get done.

Earlier today, we reported the Packers had five of their 11 draft picks under contract. Now, they’ve announced that only two remain unsigned, per the team website.

Only first-rounder Datone Jones and second-rounder Eddie Lacy lack contracts at the moment.

If you’re a completist, that means fourth rounders David Bakhtiari, J.C. Tretter and Johnathan Franklin, fifth-rounders Micah Hyde and Josh Boyd, sixth-rounder Nate Palmer and seventh-rounders Charles Johnson, Kevin Dorsey and Sam Barrington are under contract.

They also announced the signings of nine undrafted rookies: Illinois State quarterback Matt Brown, Texas A&M center Patrick Lewis, Eastern Michigan linebacker Andy Mulumba, Kansas State running back Angelo Pease, Ole Miss defensive tackle Gilbert Pena, Texas fullback Ryan Roberson, Ohio State tight end Jake Stoneburner, Oklahoma State guard Lane Taylor and Louisiana Tech wide receiver Myles White.

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22 Responses to “Packers get nine of their 11 picks signed”
  1. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 10, 2013 5:23 PM

    All future All-Pros.

  2. GenXJay says: May 10, 2013 5:26 PM

    Packers have bigger problems besides shoring up rookies

  3. filthymcnasty1 says: May 10, 2013 5:37 PM

    It’s an exciting time for these guys. There’s a decent chance that a couple of them become legendary superstars because of their own talent, and who they were drafted by – the finest and most decorated team in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers.

  4. tokyosandblaster says: May 10, 2013 6:06 PM

    Eddie Lacy will have more of an impact for the Packers than the Vikings three first rounders combined.

  5. firestarter0728 says: May 10, 2013 6:37 PM

    These rookies are excited to know they’ll be wearing a Super Bowl ring soon.

  6. packerman1968 says: May 10, 2013 7:12 PM

    I can not wait to see Lacy pound the Bears defense.

  7. leatherface2012 says: May 10, 2013 7:45 PM

    yankees have more championships than the packers , and also lets get real the packers have won 4 superbowls since #1 so 4 in 45 years.. dont the steelers have 5 and the cowboys have 5 in a shorter period gb is awful

  8. Logicalvoice says: May 10, 2013 7:52 PM

    I agree with supporting one’s favorite team as much as the next guy… but some of you guys are dillusional with your comments. How about a little does of common sense all around. Most draft picks are average. Some are super stars and the rest are busts. Right now no one knows what’s going to happen.

    Take any team you want and look at their draft picks from the last 10 years… busts everywhere.

    So although you can’t help being stupid about your favorite team…. you don’t have to share that stupidity with the rest of the world.

  9. cusoman says: May 10, 2013 8:01 PM

    I can’t wait to see Lacy get injured within 5 games like all Packer RBs do.

  10. jimmysee says: May 10, 2013 8:20 PM

    Training camp is a very exciting time — the world of possibilities — can’t wait for the coverage to start.

    Go Pack Go!

  11. tokyosandblaster says: May 10, 2013 9:34 PM

    cusoman says:
    May 10, 2013 8:01 PM
    I can’t wait to see Lacy get injured within 5 games like all Packer RBs do.

    Oh, look….

    A person jealous of the Packers sinking lower than low.

    We’re used to it. Are you a Vikings or Bears fan?

    Either way, we are better than you.

    Deal.

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: May 10, 2013 10:16 PM

    You really can’t compare any other NFL teams to the Packers because the team from Titletown transcends professional football. The more appropriate comparisons are the Yankees and the Celtics.

    These young players have the privilege and responsibility to play for and extend the supreme legacy of the finest franchise in the NFL.

  13. Norseman says: May 10, 2013 10:26 PM

    BFD. Except of course for Packer fans, who undoubtedly feel all these late round and UFDA picks will be pro-bowlers. Of course when you have as many needs as the Packers do, even the dumpster trash the Packers signed will probably start next year…replacing last year’s load TT picked up.

  14. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: May 10, 2013 11:08 PM

    Two things.

    1) the first commenter is a Viking’s fan trying the make GB look bad

    2) filthymcnasty1, please stop. It doesn’t do anything but hurt the outlook on the franchise as too many people inductively decide every Packer fan is dumb

  15. tokyosandblaster says: May 10, 2013 11:48 PM

    Norseman says: May 10, 2013 10:26 PM

    BFD. Except of course for Packer fans, who undoubtedly feel all these late round and UFDA picks will be pro-bowlers. Of course when you have as many needs as the Packers do, even the dumpster trash the Packers signed will probably start next year…replacing last year’s load TT picked up.

    —–

    What’s awesome is that Peterson has maybe one or two more years left in him. Lots of miles on those tires.

    Then who do you have?

    Christian Ponder.

  16. axespray says: May 10, 2013 11:52 PM

    Make sure none of these rookies have handle bar mustaches….or any mustache…

    That awful giants game last year – never again wear them staches! It’s not our look!

  17. outlawshark says: May 10, 2013 11:55 PM

    GenXJay says:May 10, 2013 5:26 PM

    Packers have bigger problems besides shoring up rookies
    —————————–
    Like where to put the next SB trophy. Some teams don’t even have a doily.

  18. vfan76 says: May 11, 2013 11:54 AM

    This means the Fudgers win the Superbowl right?

  19. Norseman says: May 11, 2013 12:00 PM

    @tokyosandblaster-

    When AP finally retires, he will leave behind a very good, balanced football team. Which is more than Mr. Rodgers can say.

    But I’m sure AP will still be running through the GB defense long after Lacy started his new career after football.

  20. shaggytoodle says: May 11, 2013 1:24 PM

    @Norseman,

    What is your definition of balanced? Rushing and Passing for 2000 yards?

    Everyone can agree AP is a freak, if the Vikings do want him around for a while they do need more balance. They are going to run him into the ground. He touched the ball almost 400 times last year.

    The best year the Vikings had recently, was when they had a more balanced attack. Plus it takes a LOT of pressure off him.

  21. dino2997 says: May 11, 2013 2:50 PM

    With the salary cap being used up by Rodgers and Matthews the Packers need every one of these players to make the team. Not to worry the Pack will have a nice high draft pick next season to help.

  22. deltaoracle says: May 11, 2013 3:43 PM

    First two comments come from Team Heidi. Obsessed, envious and purple is no way to go through life.

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