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Linebacker Tracy White signs contract; Kris Wilson opts to go with Eagles

Linebacker Tracy White signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, according to a source with access to the league's transaction wire. White is believed to have signed a two-year deal that is worth $1.8 million, including a $250,000 signing bonus. reported earlier this month that White, who was an unrestricted free agent, agreed to a contract with the Packers.

The sixth-year pro visited Denver and Pittsburgh in free agency before deciding to return to Green Bay. White is the top backup at both outside spots for the Packers and is a top special teams player.

Chiefs tight end signs with Eagles
Kris Wilson, an unrestricted free agent who met with the Green Bay Packers on March 11, signed a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles today. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

The 26-year-old Wilson (6-2, 251) spent the last four seasons in Kansas City, where he caught 42 passes for 345 yards and four touchdowns as a tight end, H-back, and fullback. Wilson also has 15 career tackles on special teams. In 2007, Wilson, who plays fullback as well as tight end, had a career-high 24 receptions for 180 yards and one touchdown in 12 starts for the Chiefs last year. He has played in 49 career games, including 22 starts at fullback over the last two seasons.

Wilson said he met with Tampa Bay and Green Bay before traveling to meet with the Eagles today. Wilson said he was told by the coaching staff that he was brought in to play tight end, which will put him in the mix along with Brent Celek and Matt Schobel behind starter L.J. Shelton.

"I expect to compete," he said. "In competing, (starting is) the goal. Just for a spot in the room and to be in there and contribute and help Philly win a championship."

Born in Harrisburg, PA, Wilson is a product of J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster. He was a second round draft choice of the Chiefs in 2004 from the University of Pittsburgh.

"I definitely wanted to go somewhere where we're going to win games," Wilson said. "Everybody knows that in this business, winning is everything. Also, being in a good offense, a balanced attack that can kill you with the run and kill you with the pass. Being close to home, I'm a Pennsylvania boy. I grew up in the area, I still live in the area, although I live in New Jersey now. I grew up an Eagles fan."

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