Packers add Marwin Evans to secondary

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Safety Marwin Evans tried out for a spot with the Seahawks at Seattle’s rookie minicamp, but was not one of the five players to earn a spot on their roster when the session concluded.

He didn’t have to wait long for a chance on anther roster. He didn’t even have to work out for another team.

The Packers announced Tuesday that they have signed Evans. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Evans, who went to Oak Creek High School outside of Milwaukee before moving on to junior college and Utah State.

He played with Packers third-round pick Kyler Fackrell at Utah State and started 13 games. He had 83 tackles, two sacks and an interception return for a touchdown while generally playing close to the line of scrimmage.

The Packers did not draft a safety this year and have Morgan Burnett returning as their starting strong safety alongside Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

38 responses to “Packers add Marwin Evans to secondary

  1. Easily the worst set of safeties in the league!
    1. 2pt conversion debacle
    2. Larry Fitzgerald debacle

    Need i say more? Class dismissed!

  2. With Micah Hyde being a free agent next year I suppose they have to look at Safeties, but it’s hard to imagine this guy even gets to the practice squad. They already signed UFAs who look more promising.

  3. Easy to tell how unimportant this signing is. Didn’t even make the top of the list yet is posted almost 3 hours later!

    Enjoy third or forth place in the division, you have certainly earned it!

  4. It’s so annoying to us Viking fans that Vegas oddsmakers and most of the preseason power rankings put the Packers ahead of us! The long-time off season World Champions get no respect!

  5. Its nice that Viking fans dont charge rent for the space the Packers occupy in their heads. Obsessed much?

  6. bridgeh2o says:

    Will he be able to get within 5 yards of an aging Larry Fitzgerald?

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    5? If he can get within 35 yards he’d be a huge upgrade.

  7. “Ariani!” Greasy, smudged glasses sliding down his nose as he gleefully burns ants with a magnifying glass. “WHAT, MOM!!!?? I’m teaching these TURDS a lesson!”

  8. Its nice that Viking fans dont charge rent for the space the Packers occupy in their heads. Obsessed much?
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    Other way around. The Vikings fans are the small dogs that desperately wish they had the Packers have. The insane jealousy is what drives them to troll every Packer thread and then you complain when you get it back 10x because the fan base is much larger and not filled with nearly as many casual bandwagon fans.

    Don’t believe me? Look at any Packer or Bears article. They are each other’s biggest rivals and you don’t see any lame trolling by either fan base. Sorry to prove you wrong!

  9. Look at the Vikings trolls crow! Wow. Annual offseason champs in full swing yet again.

    It’s going to be SO NICE to shut them up in week 2 in their shiny new dump… err….. I mean… stadium….

  10. Seattle GM John Schneider was trained in Green Bay and is a protege of Ron Wolf and Ted Thompson.

    That’s the by-product of continuity in an organization.

    Schneider probably got on the phone to Ted, told him this kid has it but it was a numbers game in Seattle, and Ted followed up.

    The rich get richer.

    Go!Pack!Go!

  11. I can’t believe Viking fans are coming out in droves to troll over a minor insignificant signing like this one.

    Oh wait…yes I can. They’re Viking fans. It’s what they do.

  12. This has more to do with uncertainty about Richardson and his serious surgery, I think Hyde will probably side back into the Safety position more often instead of covering the slot guy.

    Also why are so many Viking fans surprised that Fitz had a great game, it isn’t his first one, he had many in his amazing career, and probably has several more in store.

    While he was running free, the Packers were still a lot closer to making a play that weekend than any of the Viking players that were watching the game from home.

  13. This is clearly a counter move to the Vikings drafting Treadwell. They are scrambling to bolster that secondary and terrible defense. He will probably start day 1

  14. What a great homecoming. Nobody understands the magnitude of playing for the premier franchise in the National Football League quite like a home grown Wisconsin player. Marwin and his family must be thrilled at the opportunity.

  15. Shaggy

    Packer fans and players have a long history of watching other teams in the playoffs since the inception of divisional play.

    It took the Vikings 5 years to win the division 4 times in a row.

    It took the Packers nearly 30 years just to win 4 in total.

  16. It took the Vikings 5 years to win the division 4 times in a row.

    It took the Packers nearly 30 years just to win 4 in total.

    You really wanna go there, Scooter?

  17. This is clearly a counter move to the Vikings drafting Treadwell.
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    No, thats why they signed the slower linebackers. You don’t need safety speed to cover that slug.

  18. They have had some tough spots, even Vikings fans know there will be ups and downs if you are around long enough,

    Over the last 25 to 30 years GB has been the best in the division. Kudos to the Vikings for winning the division 4 times in a row before the Packers, you need something to boast about and we all know it isn’t going to be Superbowl Wins.

  19. gtodriver says:
    May 10, 2016 7:01 PM
    Shaggy, Packer fans and players have a long history of watching other teams in the playoffs since the inception of divisional play. It took the Vikings 5 years to win the division 4 times in a row. It took the Packers nearly 30 years just to win 4 in total.
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    Viking fans are the No. 1 arrested visiting fanbase at Lambeau. Six years in a row.

    Add that to your trophy case.

  20. 250dollarnflowner says:
    May 10, 2016 6:49 PM
    This is clearly a counter move to the Vikings drafting Treadwell. They are scrambling to bolster that secondary and terrible defense. He will probably start day 1
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    You need to be made aware the Packer defense is on a virtual statistical par with the Vikings, and has been for a few years. Younger too.

    Every description of negative performance describes your team as well. This doesn’t require abstract thinking skills.

  21. f1restarter says:
    May 10, 2016 6:00 PM

    I can’t believe Viking fans are coming out in droves to troll over a minor insignificant signing like this one.

    Oh wait…yes I can. They’re Viking fans. It’s what they do.
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    Apparently you missed the story about the Vikings signing CJ Ham. The Packer fans did the exact same thing, except that story came out first.

  22. shaggytoodle says:

    They have had some tough spots, even Vikings fans know there will be ups and downs if you are around long enough,

    Over the last 25 to 30 years GB has been the best in the division. Kudos to the Vikings for winning the division 4 times in a row before the Packers…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Shaggy

    Sure – the Vikings have had some down periods. Rarely more than a few seasons in a row.

    You do realize that in addition to 4 in a row, the Vikings also have 6 in a row. The Bears even have 5 in a row.

    In the last 30 years, the Bears have 8 Division Championships, the Vikings have 8 and the Packers have 14 – so you are correct in that window of time.

    But the Packers went from 1967 – 1996 with only 4 Division Championships at the end of a full regulation season.

    The Vikings had 14 during the same time period, the Bears had 6 and the Lions had 3.

    How does it feel to be just one Division Championship better than the Lions over a 30 year period?

    The Packers would have to win the next 5 Division Championships in a row – just to tie the Vikings.

    This is the main reason for Packers fans having developed a severe inferiority complex when it comes to the Vikings and why playing the Vikings became the Packers Super Bowl.

  23. gtodriver says:
    May 10, 2016 10:31 PM
    shaggytoodle says:

    How does it feel to be just one Division Championship better than the Lions over a 30 year period?

    And if a Packers fan even mentions a Superbowl championship from 6 years ago they are accused of living in the past.

    I was born in 1973 and have been a Packers fan since birth. It feels fine that they struggled in that period now because they have turned it around with many division championships, deep playoff runs and 2 SB wins. They struggled for a long period but when you have success after the struggle, you appreciate the struggle.

    I know Vikings fans don’t really know what it is like to win a Superbowl so they don’t have appreciation for their own struggle. They enjoyed divisional success but were never able to reach the top, which makes the fans bitter with envy.

  24. This is the main reason for Packers fans having developed a severe inferiority complex when it comes to the Vikings and why playing the Vikings became the Packers Super Bowl.

    That’s rich coming from a fan of a futile franchise that has never won a championship in its entire 55 season history., while the Packers have won 13 NFL championships, including 4 Super Bowls. And the gnawing jealousy over this incontrovertible fact has tortured Queenie fans for generations.

    Sorry little buddy, the Super Bowl is our Super Bowl. It’s called Titletown for a reason.

  25. It’s concerning they signed him without a tryout. Are the Packers brass sure he has the conditioning to play an entire game? Well, minus the last 5 minutes of course.

  26. How does it feel to be just one Division Championship better than the Lions over a 30 year period?
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    Absolutely fine.

    How does it feel to have have won the same amount of SBs as the Lions have, knowing they have never been to one?

  27. mnrasslinggovjesse says:
    May 10, 2016 4:44 PM
    It’s so annoying to us Viking fans that Vegas oddsmakers and most of the preseason power rankings put the Packers ahead of us! The long-time off season World Champions get no respect!
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    It’s called “gambling”, genius. If it was an accurate and exact science we’d all be gadzillionaires.

  28. gtodriver says:
    May 10, 2016 10:31 PM
    How does it feel to be just one Division Championship better than the Lions over a 30 year period?
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    How does it feel? Fine. Just fine.

    How does it feel for Viking fans to have a national reputation for getting drunk easily and picking needless fights….as you’re doing?

  29. WIDE LEFT…. LOLOLOLOLOL….

    I going to watch some more video’s of Vikings fans crying in there beer after that missed kick.

    Yah….
    ….. He missed it….. No… NO….

    LOL…. LOL

    How about that guy that just said 4 words, You piece of (blank), and fell motionless to the floor and his dog comes over to console him…. LOL

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