Packers sign defensive end Fadol Brown to one-year extension

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The Green Bay Packers have signed defensive end Fadol Brown to a contract extension ahead of the start of free agency next week.

Brown posted a photo of himself signing a new deal with the Packers on his instagram account Wednesday night. According to Michael Cohen of TheAthletic.com, Cohen is signing a one-year extension with the team.

Brown was set to be an exclusive rights free agent since he has fewer than three accrued seasons of experience. The Packers could have tendered him a minimum contract and kept control of him for 2019. The one-year extension has accomplished the same result through different means.

Brown has appeared in just 12 games over two seasons with the Packers and Oakland Raiders. He spent all of the 2017 season on the Raiders practice squad after signing as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Mississippi. He appeared in eight games for Oakland last year before being released and claimed off waivers by Green Bay in December. He appeared in each of the final four games of the year for the Packers, recording three tackles.

9 responses to “Packers sign defensive end Fadol Brown to one-year extension

  1. Fadal will be given the chance to make the roster in training camp. He could challenge for a spot as a rotational backup along the Pack’s deep DL.

    Brown was claimed by the Pack last December and looked decent in the 4 games he played some in last year.

    Now let’s get to free agency so the real action can start.

    #GoPackGo!✊

  2. Packers place a tender on RG McCray.

    Justin McCray will be back with a exclusive rights tender. Basically means Justin will be around for 2019 and a restricted free agent next offseason.

    McCray was never the same last season after his shoulder injury. Byron Bell played ok at guard, but the line suffered. Hopefully Justin can steer clear of injuries this season. I expect Gute to draft a RG at some point in the draft to at least compete with McCray for the starting RG spot.

    This move probably means Byron Bell won’t be kept.

  3. freefromwhatyouare says:
    March 7, 2019 at 10:28 am
    Packers place a tender on RG McCray.
    I expect Gute to draft a RG at some point in the draft to at least compete with McCray for the starting RG spot.
    ________________

    I would hope he grabs a Tackle early as well.
    I would like to see them rebuild the whole right side of that offensive line.
    The Cole Madison pick last year kind of put us behind schedule, but with 10 picks (6 in the first 4 rounds) we can certainly address this need as well.

  4. @waffle

    I am more comfortable than some may be with Bulaga and McCray on the right side for 2019. But I agree with you that building for the future and bringing in youth on the OL is always good.

    I could easily see both a tackle and a guard taken this draft. Not too early though.

    If we get Hockenson and Brian Burns with those two firsts on night one of the draft I will be happy.

    #GoPackGo!🧀

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