The Packers have signed a draft pick who plays a position at which the club will have a new starter this season.
Center Corey Linsley, a fifth-round selection from Ohio State, has signed with Green Bay, the club said Thursday.
Linsley (6-3, 301) was a two-season starter at center for the Buckeyes. He’ll compete with 2013 fourth-round pick J.C. Tretter to replace Evan Dietrich-Smith in the middle of the Green Bay line. Dietrich-Smith, the Packers’ starting center a season ago, joined the Buccaneers in March.
The Packers have 3-of-9 draft picks signed, with wide receivers Jared Abbrederis (fifth-round selection) and Jeff Janis (seventh-round selection) also reaching agreements. Linsley, Abbrederis and Janis all received four-year contracts, the standard-length deal for all rookies selected in Rounds Two through Seven.