GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers
third-round draft pick Kyler Fackrell has signed his rookie contract.
General manager Ted Thompson announced
the linebacker's signing on Thursday. The 6-foot-5 Fackrell hopes to
break into Green Bay's rotation on the edge, led by pass rusher Clay
The drafting of Fackrell might make it
less likely that the Packers bring back outside rusher Mike Neal. The
six-year veteran started 15 games last season.
Fullback John Kuhn is another notable
Packers veteran who became a free agent after the season. He has not
yet signed with a team.