Ferrario, Jue Agree to Deals

Guard Bill Ferrario and cornerback Bhawoh Jue recently agreed to multi-year contracts with the Packers. Jue, a third round pick of the Packers in the recent NFL draft, and Ferrario, taken in the fourth round, join tight end David Martin of Tennessee (sixth round) as draft picks who have signed deals.

Martin, taken in the sixth round, agreed to a deal in mid-June.

The 6-2, 315-pound Ferrario was four-year starter for the University of Wisconsin, starting 50 consecutive games at left guard. A two-time all-conference selection, he helped Wisconsin win back-to-back Rose Bowl championships following the 1998 and 1999 seasons - when he was a teammate of current and fellow Packer Mark Tauscher - and played a role in the Badgers twice leading the Big Ten in rushing as the Badgers totaled nearly six miles over his four seasons on the field.

Ferrario blocked for four straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons - three by Ron Dayne (Giants) and one by Michael Bennett (Vikings) - becoming the first player in UW history to do so.

Jue (the name is pronounced "b-OW JOO") played in 41 games overall, starting 15, and closed out his collegiate career with 99 total tackles (79 solo). He also posted 7 interceptions among 28 passes defensed and was credited with 1 forced fumble.

Starting all 12 games for Penn State in the 2000 season, he closed out the year with 43 tackles (33 solo), 3 interceptions to tie for the team lead and 16 pass breakups, ranking fourth in the Big Ten Conference with the latter total.

In other transactions, offensive tackle Scott Curry and running back Rafael Cooper were waived. Curry, who has been battling knee problems failed the team's physical.

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