Packer sign five free agents

The Green Bay Packers have re-signed wide receiver Devin Lewis and running back Reggie White, members of the practice squad in 2002, and also added center Brian Smith of Hawaii, punter Tim Morgan of San Jose State, and linebacker Billy Silva of Northwestern to the team's 80-man off-season roster.

Lewis (6-foot-2, 205 pounds) spent the '02 season on the Packers' practice squad. He was signed by Green Bay in late August last year and played in the Packers' preseason finale against Tennessee but didn't catch any passes. He was signed to the practice squad Sept. 3.

White (6-0, 228) originally was signed as a free agent by the New York Jets as a free agent coming out of Oklahoma State in 2001. He subsequently spent periods on the Tennessee and Pittsburgh practice squads before being signed to Jacksonville's active roster Nov. 27 in 2001. He played in 5 of the Jaguars' last 6 games and recorded 2 special teams tackles - both in a Monday night game against the Packers (Dec. 3). White returned to training camp with the Jaguars in 2002, was waived Sept. 1 and out of football until being signed to the Packers' practice squad Dec. 25.

Morgan (6-5, 243), originally was signed as a free agent by Cincinnati April 20, 2000, and waived May 19, 2000. The left-footed punter was then out of football until briefly a member of the Packers' practice squad in 2001 - from Dec. 1 through Dec. 4. He later was signed by Tampa Bay Feb. 5, 2002, and waived June 14. He had been out of football since.

Morgan had averaged 44.0 yards for 57 punts, with a long of 62 yards during his senior season.

Smith (6-1, 280) had been signed by the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent last April and waived in the team's roster reduction to the 65-player limit. A center and long snapper, Smith played in all 48 games during his four-year college career at Hawaii.

Silva (2-0, 247) was Northwestern's second-leading tackler as a senior in 2001, amassing 121 tackles, 65 of them unassisted, but was not drafted by any NFL team in 2002.

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