Packers announce 11 undrafted free agents

A total of 39 players are participating at this weekend's rookie orientation camp

The Packers finally got around to listing their undrafted free-agent signings on Friday, just before the start of their rookie orientation practices. The official number is 11, not the previously list 13. They are:

— WR Jake Allen, Mississippi College: Finished career as the Choctaws' leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns. Caught 61 for 1,254 yards and 12 TDs as a senior for the Division III school. He's 6-foot-4, and flashed some intriguing skills on Friday. Assigned No. 13.

— C Brennen Carvalho, Portland State: Won the Rimington Award as the Football Championship Subdivision's top center. Is 6-foot-1, 310. Assigned No. 64.

— P Ken DeBauche, Wisconsin. Native of the Green Bay suburb of Suamico grew up practically in the shadow of Lambeau Field. He was the Badgers' punter all four seasons, and averaged 42.5 yards per punt in his career with outstanding hangtime. A second-team all-Big Ten performer last season and a first-teamer in 2005, when he averaged a school-record 44.8 yards per punt. Assuming he performs well during this weekend's rookie practices, he's likely to head into training camp to battle incumbent Jon Ryan. Assigned No. 7.

— WR Rod Harper, Murray State: Caught 57 passes for 779 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. Assigned No. 18.

— TE Joey Haynos, Maryland: The 260-pounder started six games last season, and had 30 catches. At 6-foot-8, he certainly stood out at Friday's practice. Assigned No. 49.

— LS J.J. Jansen, Notre Dame: Will compete to be the Packers' long snapper. Is just 242 pounds. Assigned No. 46.

— LB Danny Lansanah, Connecticut: A big linebacker (251 pounds) who ranks ninth in UConn history with 323 tackles. Former Packers LB John Dorsey is the career leader. Assigned No. 58.

— RB Kregg Lumpkin, Georgia: Was stuck behind some talented backs for the Bulldogs. Rushed for 798 yards and had 17 catches as a junior but just 44 yards and two catches last season. Assigned No. 28.

— Tight end Mike Peterson, Northwest Missouri State: The former running back is 25. The 247-pounder is reportedly a strong blocker and, because of his running back background, a good runner after the catch. Assigned No. 47.

— LB Marcus Riley, Fresno State: The WAC's defensive player of the year led Bulldogs with 132 tackles, including 15 for losses. He is the cousin of former Los Angeles Rams star Henry Ellard. Assigned No. 44.

— WR Taj Smith, Syracuse: Missed most of 2006 with a broken collarbone but had 822 receiving yards last season. Ranks sixth on Orange's career list with 18.7 yards per catch. He's 24 but left after his junior season. Assigned No. 6.

Two players who reportedly were signed to contracts instead are here this weekend on a tryout basis. They are cornerback Tierre Green of Nebraska, the cousin of former Packers running back Ahman Green, and North Carolina linebacker Durrell Mapp, a two-time all-ACC second-teamer.

Joining Green and Mapp as rookies here on a tryout basis are cornerbacks Kyle Ward (Louisiana-Lafayette), Condrew Allen (Portland State) and Michael Medina (Wyoming); safeties Matthew Harper (Oregon) and Marlon Fair (Hampton), Brandent Englemon (Michigan); running backs Justin Beaver (UW-Whitewater) and Lance Ball (Maryland); fullback Louie Runnels (Stephen F. Austin); linebacker Josh Ferguson (Purdue); center Adam Hill (Louisiana-Monroe); offensive tackle Ryan Considine (Louisiana Tech); defensive tackles Tui Alailefaleula (Washington), Fred Bledsoe (Arkansas), Ola Dagunduro (Nebraska) and Chris Walker (Western Kentucky); and defensive end Marque Fountain (Oklahoma State).

With the 11 undrafted free agents, the Packers have 75 players on their roster. Not counting toward that number are the nine draft picks and running back Ryan Grant, who has not signed his free-agent tender. The roster limit is 80.


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