11 undrafted rookies agree to contracts

Packers open first mini-camp of off-season Friday

The Green Bay Packers have agreed to contracts with the following undrafted rookies. The Packers are expected to officially release the list of undrafted free agents later today, or Friday after the free agents undergo a physical exam by the Packers.

The Packers received verbal agreements from the following players shortly after the draft, according to their schools, or other published reports:

Shermar Bracey, RB, Arkansas State
Arliss Beach, RB, Kentucky
A.J. Cooper, TE, North Dakota State
Tim Goodwell, LB, Memphis
Tra Boger, S, Tulane
Zac Alcorn, TE, Black Hills State

Other players who have agreed to contracts as reported on PackerReport.com earlier this week include tackle Josh Bourke of Grand Valley State, wide receiver Chris Francies of UTEP, defensive end Jason Hunter of Appalachian State, defensive end Montez Murphy of Baylor, and linebacker Byron Santiago of Louisiana Tech.

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Bracey was the first free agent Green Bay signed after drafting three defensive players in the NFL draft. Bracey rushed for 699 yards five touchdowns during the 2005 season as he and starter Antonio Warren alternated play at the tailback position. He also caught 12 passes for 124 yards and 12 scores. He finished with 271 carries for 1,459 yards (5.4 avg.) and 15 touchdowns in three seasons.

Beach (6-0, 200) played behind Artose Pinner in 2002, then was slowed by injuries in 2003 and 2004. Last year, he had his moments as a senior but played mostly a backup role to Rafael Little, who enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign. However, Beach was the star of UK's Pro Day in late March, running a better-than-expected 4.45 40-yard dash and doing 21 repetitions on the 225-pound bench press. Beach had 226 carries for 951 yards (4.2 avg.) and 14 touchdowns. He also caught 25 passes for 194 yards.

Cooper (6-1, 239) caught 24 passes for 473 yards (19.7 avg.) and four touchdowns. He was an honorable mention Division I-AA all-American as a senior. He played two seasons for the Bison after two seasons at Glendale Community College.

Goodwell (6-0, 230) had 249 tackles (123 solo), including 21 for loss; seven sacks and one interception. . . . Has been clocked in 4.6.

Bogar (6-0, 210) missed most of the 2004 season with a knee injury that he sustained in Week 2. He finished his career at Tulane with nine interceptions, seven forced fumbles, two sacks and 10 tackles for loss. He intercepted two passes in the Las Vegas Classic in January.

Alcorn (6-4, 260) caught 57 passes for 807 yards and seven touchdowns in 2005 for the NAIA school.

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