Lenon signs tender offer

The Green Bay Packers today re-signed restricted free agent Paris Lenon.<p>

Terms of Lenon's contract were not disclosed, but the linebacker received a one-year tender offer worth $656,000 in late February from the Packers.

Lenon, entering his fourth NFL season, has primarily been a backup at all three positions for the Packers and has played on special teams. Last year, Lenon had a career-best 28 tackles and eight special teams stops. He played in all 16 games for the third straight season, starting in four games. He also played in Green Bay's NFC Wild Card playoff contest against Minnesota (Jan. 9).

Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Carolina Panthers in 2000, Lenon has played in the XFL and NFL Europe. He spent the summer with the Packers in 2001, then re-signed in 2002 and earned a spot on the 53-man opening day roster.

Lenon is the third of six restricted free agents to sign a tender offer. Running back Najeh Davenport recently signed a one-year contract. Defensive end Aaron Kampman signed an offer sheet today from the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers have seven days to match the Vikings' offer, or receive a fifth-round draft pick as compensation.

Offensive lineman Kevin Barry, and quarterbacks Craig Nall and J.T. O'Sullivan were tendered restricted free agent offers by the Packers, but neither of the three has signed. The deadline to sign is this Friday.

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