Packers announce rookie free agent signings

The Green Bay Packers agreed to terms with 15 rookie free agents. The agreements were announced Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Barnes saw action in 43 games with 31 starts that all came over his final three seasons. For his career, Barnes recorded 21­­2 tackles (139 solo), five sacks, 21 tackles for a loss and two interceptions. In 2019, he was an honorable mention all-conference selection by the Pacific-12 coaches and earned the team’s Kenneth S. Washington Most Outstanding Senior Award.

Black played in 52 games with 24 starts, registering 119 tackles (77 solo), four tackles for a loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, six passes defensed and two interceptions. He set career highs last season in games played (14), starts (14), tackles (62), solo tackles (40) and passes defensed (five). He was voted to wear a single-digit jersey by his teammates in 2018-19, one of the highest points of recognition in Baylor’s football program as the jerseys represent leadership, hardwork and dedication.

Bruffy played in 46 games over four seasons and started the final 34 contests at left tackle. He was named a team captain for each of his final two seasons. Bruffy was named second-team All-Big 12 by the conference coaches in 2019 after earning All-Big 12 honorable mention in 2017-18. He represented Texas Tech and the Big 12 at the autonomy session of the NCAA convention in Orlando, making him one of 15 student-athletes from across the Power 5 conferences to attend the conference and vote on key legislative measures affecting his peers at a national level.

Dequoy (de-KWAH) was named USports first-team All-Canadian after leading the University of Montreal Carabins with 37.5 tackles in 2019. He also added a tackle for a loss, a pass defensed and three interceptions in eight games played. In the Dunsmore Cup upset at Lava, Dequoy had a game-sealing 85-yard INT return for a touchdown. In four seasons with the Carabins, he recorded 94 tackles and 11 INTs, including four returned for TDs. Dequoy earned an invite to the East-West Shrine Game.

(tee-puh nah-lay-eye) Galeai started 24 of the 42 games he played in over four seasons, recording 150 tackles (77 solo), 29.5 tackles for a loss, 20 sacks, two interceptions, three passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. He began his career at TCU (2015-16), appearing in 17 games over two seasons before playing his final two seasons at Utah State (2018-19), where he started 24 of 25 games played. Galeai earned second-team All-Mountain West honors in each of his two seasons for the Aggies.

Griffin appeared in 44 games with 39 starts in four seasons for the Bobcats. In 2019, he finished third on the team with 67 tackles (36 solo) and tied for No. 3 on the team with six tackles for a loss. He was honorable mention All-Sun Belt in 2018 after posting 71 tackles (33 solo) and was an All-Sun Belt third-team selection in 2017 when he set a career high with 74 tackles (51 solo).

Johnson played in 54 games and started the final 46 games of his career. The two-time All-American was part of five conference championships and four FCS national championships with Bison teams that went 70-5 in his career including his redshirt season in 2015. He helped NDSU set school records in rushing yards three straight years (2017-19). After starting at right tackle as a sophomore and as a junior, Johnson made the move to right guard as senior.

Jones began his career at Grambling State, where he earned second-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference honors in 2016 before finishing his career at Prairie View A&M. In 2019, he was named first-team All-SWAC after registering 28 receptions for 497 yards (No. 2 on the team) and four touchdowns.

Morton passed for 5,052 yards and rushed for 1,579 yards in his four-year career, accounting for 65 total touchdowns (42 passing, 22 rushing, one receiving). In 2019, he played in eight games, throwing for 1,841 yards with 15 TDs, and his average of 230.1 passing yards per game was the third highest in the league.

Previlon (PREV-ih-lahn), played 36 games with 18 starts, registering 71 tackles (31 solo), 12.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks and three passes defensed. As a senior, he started all 12 games, was named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media, earned the Homer Hazel Award as the team’s most valuable player and won the David Bender Trophy as the top defensive lineman on the team.

Samuels appeared in 37 games with 24 starts in three seasons, totaling 145 tackles (94 solo), 5.5 tackles for a loss, a sack, 16 passes defensed, eight interceptions, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble. In 2019, he started all 12 contests he played in and was named honorable mention All-ACC after setting career highs with 60 tackles (37 solo) and seven passes defensed. Samuels registered multiple interceptions in all three seasons, including a career-high four INTs in 2018 to rank No. 4 in the ACC.

Scott played in 40 games with 28 starts for the Mustangs, recording 97 tackles (68 solo), 36 tackles for a loss, 18 sacks, two passes defensed, five forced fumbles and a blocked field goal. As a senior, he earned second-team All-AAC recognition after recording career bests with 39 tackles (29 solo), a team-leading 18 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks. Scott earned an invitation to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Stewart saw action in 43 games with 21 starts over four seasons for the Spartans and recorded a reception in the last 33 games he played in. He finished his career ranked among MSU’s all-time leaders in receptions (No. 3 with 150) and receptions per game (No. 9 with 3.49). Stewart totaled 2,363 all-purpose yards (1,640 receiving; 551 kick return; 152 rushing; 20 punt return) and registered 48-plus receptions for three straight seasons (50 in 2017, 48 in 2018, 49 in 2019).

Sunderland started his collegiate career at Oklahoma, appearing in 16 games in two seasons (2015-16) before transferring to Troy, where he saw action in 24 games in two years (2018-19). At Troy, he registered 59 tackles (42 solo), five tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, five interceptions (one returned for a TD) and nine passes defensed. In 2019, Sunderland set a career high with four interceptions and was an All-Sun Belt first-team selection.

Taylor played in 45 games with four starts in four seasons, earning American Athletic Conference All-Academic team honors in each of his final three years. He finished his career in the top five in school history in rushing yards (No. 3 with 2,884), rushing touchdowns (tied for No. 2 with 36), carries (No. 4 with 536), touchdowns (No. 4 with 39), 100-yard rushing games (tied for No. 4 with 11) and all-purpose yards (No. 5 with 3,322). In 2019, an injury in the season opener limited him to just six games, but he still finished No. 3 on the team in rushing (350 yards) and No. 2 on the team in rushing TDs (five).

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