Fifth-round pick signs

Offensive lineman Tony Moll, the second of two selections in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers, signed a contract with the team on Tuesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Moll (6-foot-5, 308 pounds) is the fifth Packers draft choice to sign a contract. The club also has signed defensive end Dave Tollefson (June 23), defensive tackle Johnny Jolly (July 7), safety Tyrone Culver (July 11) and cornerback Will Blackmon (July 14).

Moll began his tenure with the Packers this off-season primarily as a backup tackle on the offensive line. A former tight end at the University of Nevada, Moll also may see some time at guard when training camp opens on July 28. He likely will be used as a backup on both sides of the line during the season if all goes well in camp.

The Sonoma, Calif., native spent his first four years (2001-04) at tight end, including his '01 redshirt year, before moving to offensive tackle for his senior season. In his lone campaign as a lineman, started all 12 games at weak-side tackle, earning first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors. Moll gained 45 pounds in the off-season before his senior year, in order to prepare for his new position.

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