Packers agree to terms with rookie free agents
Baylor played in 41 games with 14 starts for Oregon State, racking up 1,718 yards on 308 carries (5.6 avg.) with 18 touchdowns while also hauling in 16 receptions for 115 yards (7.2 avg.). Last season, he became the first Beaver to lead the Pac-12 in rushing (1,337 yards) since Steven Jackson in 2003. For his efforts, Baylor was named honorable mention All-America by Phil Steele’s College Football while earning first-team All-Pac-12 honors from Phil Steele’s College Football and Associated Press.
(kay-lup) brice played three seasons at Florida Atlantic (2019-21) after playing two years playing at Hutchinson Community College (2017-18) in Kansas. In three seasons at FAU, I have played in 30 games and registered 141 tackles (59 solo), two sacks, 8.5 tackles for a loss, an interception, two passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. This past season, he set career highs in tackles (59) and solo tackles (26).
Brooks started 20 of the 47 games he played in for the Nittany Lions, finishing with 230 tackles (117 solo), 14 tackles for a loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, an interception and two passes defensed. In 2021, he has earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and honorable mention from the media after becoming the 23rd linebacker in school history to register 100-plus tackles in a season (100 total, 53 solo). Brooks finished No. 8 in the Big Ten in tackles.
(uh-KEE-ull) Byers played in 53 games with 20 starts over five seasons for the Tigers, posting 79 tackles (47 solo), nine tackles for a loss, two sacks, two passes defended, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. Last season, he set career highs in starts (10), tackles (23), solo tackles (16), sacks (1.5) and tackles for a loss (3.5). Byers earned an invitation to the 2022 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.
Davis saw action in 51 games with 27 starts over five seasons for the Badgers, finishing with 131 receptions for 1,642 yards (12.5 avg.) and 14 TDs as well as 245 rushing yards and two TDs on 25 attempts (9.8 avg.). He also returned nine punts for 54 yards (6.0 avg.) with a long of 21 yards. In 2021, Davis set career highs in games started (12) and receiving yards (478) while his 32 receptions were the second most he registered in a single season (40 in 2018).
Goodson racked up 2,551 yards on 533 carries (4.8 avg.) with 18 TDs over three seasons for the Hawkeyes. He also registered 70 receptions for 565 yards (8.1 avg.) and a TD. Goodson was selected third-team All-Big Ten by the league’s media and earned honorable mention from the coaches after rushing for a career-best 1,151 yards on 256 carries (4.5 avg.) with six TDs. He also set career marks as a junior in receptions (31) and receiving yards (247).
Johnson started his career at Rhode Island (2016) before spending one season at Arizona Western Community College (2017), three years at the University of Tennessee (2018-20) and one season at Texas A&M (2021). He combined to play in 35 games with 28 starts for the Volunteers and Aggies, seeing time at guard and tackle. Last season, he started all 11 games at left tackle and earned the Offensive Top Newcomer award at the team banquet.
jones appeared in 41 games for the Hoosiers and started the final 31 contests. He made 24 starts at right tackles and six at left tackles. In 2019, Jones earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from the league’s coaches after making 12 starts at right tackle and one at left tackle. In 2020, he helped Indiana lead the Big Ten in the fewest sacks allowed per game (1.25), which tied for No. 17 nationally.
manak (muh-NACK) played in 46 games over four seasons for the Ragin’ Cajuns, totaling 166 tackles (97 solo), 33.5 tackles for a loss, 19.5 sacks, an interception, four passes defended, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He was named second-team All-Sun Belt in 2021 after setting career highs in tackles (57), solo tackles (35), tackles for a loss (14.5), sacks (10.5) and forced fumbles (two). Before joining Louisiana, Manac spent a year at the University of Georgia (2016) and a season at Garden City Community College in Kansas.
Moore he began his career at the College of San Mateo (2015-16) in California before playing at Oregon (2017-21), where he appeared in 29 games. In 2021, I have started 13 games, making six starts at left tackle and seven at left guard. Moore posted nine games without allowing a sack and seven without allowing any quarterback pressures. He also helped pave the way for an Oregon rushing attack that ran for 100-plus yards in 12 out of 14 games, with seven games of 200-plus rushing yards and two games with 300 or more yards.
Pututau (how-ott-ee poo-too-tao) started 12 of the 57 career games he played in for the Utes (2016-21). I have finished with 56 tackles (28 solo), 11.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, an INT, 12 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. Last season, Pututau set career highs in sacks (three) and tackles for a loss (4.5) while recording the second-most tackles (18) of his career (19 in 2018). He was one of four Pututaus on the team last season with Fua (brother, sophomore DT), Taniela (brother, freshman TE) and Tennessee (cousin, freshman DT).
Schneider was at the University of Central Florida from 2017-21, appearing in 49 games with 47 starts for the Knights. He was named first-team All-AAC in 2018 and 2020 while earning second-team honors in 2019 and honorable mention in 2021 from the league’s coaches. In 2021, I have earned second-team All-AAC honors from Pro Football Focus and Pro Football Network. Schneider played in the Hula Bowl this past January.
Sterling racked up 22 starts in 40 games played for the Cowboys, recording 161 tackles (100 solo), 22.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, three interceptions, 12 passes defensed, three quarterback hurries and two fumble recoveries. He earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches in 2019 and 2020. In 2020, Sterling finished the season ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 12 in the FBS with two fumble recoveries, and his 5.1 solo tackles per game ranked No. 2 in the Big 12.
Texas (RAW-lee tuh-HAH-duh) played in 53 games with 37 starts for the Bears from 2017-21, racking up 142 tackles (116 solo), 4.5 tackles for a loss, a sack, four INTs, 20 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. His 53 games of him played tied for the fourth-most games played in Baylor history. Texada was honorable mention All-Big 12 in 2018 and the Waco Tribune-Herald named him second-team All-Big 12 in 2020. He was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll four times.