Two rookie free agents added to mix

Linebacker, fullback tried out at recent mini-camp

Fullback Ben Brown and linebacker Kevin Schimmelmann, two undrafted rookies, signed with the Packers today.

Both players took part in the Packers' recent three-day mini-camp on a tryout basis.

Brown (6-foot-1, 246 pounds) played at Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS, helping the Blue Jays to a 2005 conference championship and a berth in the second round of the NAIA playoffs. The Los Banos, CA, native played in 12 games last season, rushing for 507 yards on 77 carries (6.6 avg.) and three touchdowns. He also caught 24 passes for 304 yards (12.7 avg.) and two touchdowns.

Schimmelmann (6-3, 228) lettered four years (2002-05) at Stanford, starting the past three seasons. He finished his career with 200 tackles (116 solo), 17 stops for loss, five sacks, two interceptions, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery, on which he scored a touchdown this past season.

The Marietta, GA, native's speed likely is the reason why he went undrafted. His 40-yard dash time is 4.82, according to TFY Draft Preview. But Schimmelmann is a hard-working, run-defending linebacker and takes good angles to the action, according to the linebacker's profile.


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