The Packers have signed 12 rookie free agents, including Alabama outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard, the club said Monday.
Hubbard (6-6, 257) recorded 33 tackles and three sacks for the Crimson Tide as a junior in 2013. In a story published by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sunday, Hubbard indicated he believed a heart condition detected at the NFL Scouting Combine was the reason he slid in the draft.
“My heart’s big because I’m big,” Hubbard told the Journal Sentinel‘s Bob McGinn. “There’s nothing wrong with it at all.”
Hubbard told the Journal Sentinel he had been medically cleared by a doctor who is the Falcons’ cardiologist.
In addition to signing Hubbard, the Packers added Utah State linebacker Jake Doughty, Toledo linebacker Jayrone Elliott, North Carolina State defensive end Carlos Gray, UCF offensive guard Jordan McCray, Tennessee running back Rajion Neal, Colorado State-Pueblo defensive tackle Mike Pennel, Maine tight end Justin Perillo, Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins, Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig, South Carolina State linebacker Joe Thomas and Auburn cornerback Ryan White.
The Packers also announced Monday they had waived linebacker Chase Thomas, a first-year pro from Stanford.