Ex-Packer signs with Rams

Former Green Bay Packers cornerback Michael Hawthorne signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Rams today. Terms of the contract were not immediately available. Hawthorne was released by the Packers in mid-March in a salary cap move.<p>

Hawthorne (6-foot-3, 204 pounds) is entering his sixth NFL season, having spent the past two seasons with Green Bay and his first three seasons with New Orleans after being selected by the Saints in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft. Hawthorne began the year as the Packers' starter at left cornerback before ceding the position to first-round draft choice Ahmad Carroll in Week 6.

Hawthorne has played in 58 career games, starting 14. In 2004 for the Packers, the Purdue product started the first five games before he gave way to Carroll. He finished with 36 tackles (26 solo), two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, seven passes defensed, and a team-high 19 special teams tackles. For his career, Hawthorne has made 127 tackles (99 solo) with one sack, three interceptions, one fumble recovery, three forced fumbles, and 53 special teams tackles.

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