Sixth-round pick signs

Bragg is sixth of team's 11 draft picks to sign deal

The Green Bay Packers Friday signed wide receiver Craig Bragg, the team's second of two selections in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Green Bay now has six of its 11 selections under contract, including guard/center Junius Coston (May 16), guard William Whitticker (June 20), defensive end Michael Montgomery (June 21), linebacker Kurt Campbell (July 6) and cornerback Mike Hawkins (July 13).

Bragg suffered a setback this off-season when he was unable to participate in the team's June minicamp after injuring his hamstring during a workout in May. He is expected to compete for a roster spot as a receiver and return specialist.

Bragg is UCLA's all-time receptions leader with 193 career catches for 2,845 receiving yards (second all-time). He scored 23 career touchdowns (19 receiving, two rushing and two punt returns) with 12 scores of 40 yards or more. Bragg is the only UCLA receiver ever to lead the school in receptions for four consecutive seasons and also the lone Bruin to ever make at least 50 receptions in two separate seasons.

The Packers acquired Bragg with the 195th overall selection, the first of two picks obtained from New England in a draft day trade.

Packers rookies are scheduled to report for training camp July 25 and practice for the first time July 26.

The two preseason roster reduction dates, mandated by the NFL, are Aug. 30 (to 65 players) and Sept. 3 (to 53 players).


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