The Packers signed defensive end John Gilmore, a former Tennessee State basketball player who only played one season of high school football. Green Bay also waived three other players today.<p>
Gilmore, 24, was a teammate of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Spergon Wynn at Houston Episcopal High school in Bellaire, Texas, in 1994. Gilmore played linebacker, tight end and defensive end in his only season of football. He then received a college basketball scholarship, launching
his career at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He transferred to Tyler, Texas, Junior College, Oklahoma State and Tennessee State.
"He's a big guy and he had a good workout. We consider him a prospect," said Packers director of pro personnel Reggie McKenzie We're going to look at him in the NFL Europe League - we've allocated him to the Amsterdam Admirals for their upcoming season."
Gilmore averaged 10.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior at Tennessee State during the 2000-2001 season.
In other transactions, the Packers terminated the contracts of wide receiver Kenny Coutain and defensive back Gana Joseph, and waived strong safety Terrence Carroll after he failed his physical examination.