Immediately after the 2014 NFL draft wrapped up Saturday night, General Manager Ted Thompson and his personnel staff furiously tapped cellphones in the free for all that is the process of signing undrafted rookie free agents. The Packers have landed 15 players that will fill out the roster at positions that went uncovered in the draft and provide adequate numbers come training camp. Here's a rundown of the free agent crop.
QB Chase Rettig, Boston College. Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien can't take part in the rookie orientation camp this weekend so the Packers need somebody to throw the ball arond. Rettig was a four year starter in a program that underwent several coaching changes.
LB Adrian Hubbard, Alabama. Hubbard was a two year starter at inside backer for the Crimson Tide who piled up 74 tackles and 10 sacks. A junior entry.
LB Joe Thomas, South Carolina State. Thomas was the MEAC defensive player of the year last season.
TE Jutin Perillo, Maine. A big target at 6-4, Perillo caught 39 passes with four touchdowns as a Black Bear senior last fall.
CB Ryan White, Auburn. White started a couple of games for Auburn but was a regular in the nickel and dime packages playing both cornerback and safety.
DE/OLB Denico Autry, Mississippi State. He transferred to Mississippi State after helping East Mississippi Community College win a national junior college title.
LB Jake Doughty, Utah. Started the final 27 games of his career and was the defensive MVP of the Poinsettia Bowl.
OL John Fullington, Washington State. Has played three line positions for the Cougars starting at both tackles and working at right guard as a sophomore.
LB Jayrone Elliot, Toledo. He played defensive end for the Rockets and recorded 15 sacks the past two seasons. Elliot will convert to outside linebacker.
DL Carlos Gray, North Carolina State. A young player who came out after his redshirt sophomore season and was primarily a backup for the WolfPack.
OL Jordan McCray, Central Florida. A two year starter and first team lineman in the All American Athletic Conference. A 322 pounder who benched 33 times on his pro day.
S Tanner Miller, Iowa. Teamed with Micah Hyde in the Hawkeye secondary as a three year starter at safety.
RB Rajon Neal, Tennessee. Finally cracked the starting lineup as a senior and rushed for 1124 yards and 12 touchdowns.
RB LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State. Just 5-7 1/2, he finished his career with over 4200 all purpose yards.
DL Mike Pennel, Colorado State-Pueblo. Bounced from a community college to Arizona State where suspensions forced him to Pueblo where he weighed as much as 363.
The Packers also expect to bring in as many as 20 players on a tryout basis for this week's orientation camp which will feature administrative meetings and just two on-field workouts.