Linebacker, kicker sign contracts

Bishop, Crosby were each selected in sixth round of NFL draft

The Green Bay Packers announced Monday that they have signed linebacker Desmond Bishop and kicker Mason Crosby, two of three successive selections made by the club in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL draft.

Bishop was selected 192nd overall out of the University of California. A first-team All-Pac 10 selection in 2006, he became the first Cal player in 13 years to lead the conference in tackles.

Crosby, from Colorado, was chosen 193rd overall. A three-time All-Big 12 selection, he established a total of 31 game, season and career records at Colorado.

Bishop will be trying to earn a backup spot at middle linebacker behind Nick Barnett in training camp. Crosby will contend for the kicking duties against incumbent Dave Rayner.

The Packers now have signed seven of there 11 draft selections. First-round pick Justin Harrell, second-round pick Brandon Jackson, third-round pick James Jones, and sixth round pick Korey Hall remain unsigned.

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