Packers Sign Receiver Dillon

We go beyond the news to tell you about the athletic former Washington State standout, who signed with Green Bay on Tuesday.

The Packers signed a free agent on Tuesday.

Don't get too excited.

Green Bay inked receiver Charles Dillon, who caught 37 passes for 407 yards and three touchdowns in 2007, his senior season at Washington State. He also averaged 21.0 yards on 31 kickoff returns.

Dillon wasn't drafted and spent part of the 2008 offseason with the Colts but did not make it to the first preseason game because of a hamstring injury. He continued his football career with arenafootball2's Spokane (Wash.) Shock. The 6-foot, 202-pound Dillon ranked third on the team with 75 catches, including 18 touchdowns.

"It's an overused term but he's a very athletic receiver — he played both junior college basketball and football before coming to WSU," said Barry Bolton of's Washington State Web site. "He probably could have played Pac-10 hoops if he had chosen to instead just concentrate just on that sport rather than football. He's not a tall receiver comparatively speaking but he plays stronger than his size.

"He likes to block — he was quite good in that often unseen/unappreciated aspect of the game while at WSU. On one particular play, I recall he just decaffeinated a strongside linebacker who had a good 30 pounds on him. His block sprung a Coug running back for an extra 20 yards down the sideline. When he was timed at WSU's pro day back in 2008, he ran a 4.46 in the 40."

Dillon attended Ventura (Junior) College in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he starred with 69 catches, 1,004 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2005 while being named MVP of the Western State Conference's North Division in basketball.

He was assigned jersey No. 17.

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