Packers sign wide receiver/return specialist

The Green Bay Packers recently signed free agent wide receiver/return specialist Gari Scott, who played two seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles and was out of football last year after an impressive college career.<p>

Scott was bothered by an ankle injury throughout the 2001 season and agreed to an injury settlement before getting released by the Eagles prior to the 2002 season. He only played in three games in 2001, catching two passes for 26 yards, and one as a rookie.

Scott starred at Michigan State, catching 134 passes and 16 touchdowns. Only Andre Rison (146) and Courtney Hawkins (138) have caught more passes for the Spartans. The only players to have caught more touchdowns than Scott for Michigan State include former baseball star Kirk Gibson (24), Rison (20) and Plaxico Burress (20). His 2,095 receiving yards ranks sixth on the school's all-time list.

As a returner, Scott had a school record 1,088 yards on punt returns and 796 yards on kickoff returns.

In other roster moves, the Packers placed wide receiver/kick returner Shawn Mills and linebacker Everick Rawls on waivers. Both were allocated to NFL Europe but suffered injuries during training camp in March.

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