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Packers Sign Barclay, Add Linebacker

In two healthy seasons for Denver, linebacker Lerentee McCray had 19 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

 The Green Bay Packers re-signed offensive lineman Don Barclay and added former Denver Broncos outside linebacker Lerentee McCray on Monday.

Coming off a torn ACL that cost him all of 2014, Barclay was given a $1.542 million restricted free-agent tender to return in 2015. He played in all 16 games, with four starts at right tackle and one at left tackle. He also played extensively at left tackle vs. Detroit in Week 10. He gave up a whopping 10.5 sacks — with 6.5 at right tackle and the other four coming at left tackle at Arizona in Week 16. Since joining the team as a college free agent following the 2012 draft, Barclay has played in 46 games with 23 starts. He’ll have to fight for a roster spot this summer.

McCray (6-foot-2, 246 pounds) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2013 following his career at Florida. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve (ankle) and played in 24 games over the past two seasons, recording 19 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble on defense and four tackles on special teams. The Broncos elected to not give him a restricted free-agent tender.

Said Chad Jensen, who covers the Broncos for Scout.com: “An average pass rusher. Undrafted. They paid him a sizable bonus to sign as a college free agent out of Florida. Struggles to stay healthy. He was buried behind Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware and Shane Ray and fellow UDFA Shaq Barrett. Before Barrett emerged as a legit pass rusher, McCray saw more snaps. In 2015, McCray was relegated to fifth on the depth chart. A solid player who couldn't tap into his potential in the fertile pass rushing environment of Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme.”

McCray will wear No. 55 for the Packers.

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