Rookie QB signs multi-year deal

Quarterback Craig Nall signed a three-year contract with the Green Bay Packers on Monday. The rookie was selected in the fifth round of the recent NFL draft and is expected to compete for the third spot during training camp behind Brett Favre and Doug Pederson.<p>

Nall's deal is worth just over $1 million and includes a $104,000 signing bonus, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. His salary cap number for the 2002 season is $259,667.

Nall played at Northwestern (La.) State last year. He closed out his collegiate career by establishing a single-season school passing record , throwing for 2,022 yards (with 11 touchdowns and only three interceptions) via 142 completions in 250 attempts, a 56.8 percentage.

Nall had spent his first four collegiate years (including a redshirt season) at LSU before transferring to Northwestern State. He had been considered the best high school quarterback in Louisiana in the wake of throwing for 5,038 yards and 38 touchdowns at Alexandria Senior High School as a prep.

Nall joins third-round pick Marques Anderson as the only Packers picks to have signed contracts. Wide receiver Javon Walker, fullback Najeh Davenport, defensive lineman Aaron Kampman and offensive lineman Mike Houghton - are expected to be signed prior to Wednesday – the first day of practice for rookies and selected free agents.

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