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Packers sign 11 rookie free agents

The Green Bay Packers signed 11 rookie free agents. The signings were announced Friday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Bolton, 23, played in 34 games over four years for the Sooners with 14 starts, all coming during his final season. As a senior, he was selected honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league’s coaches after ranking second on the team, third in the conference and No. 22 nationally with 9.9 tackles per game. Bolton set career highs last season in tackles (139), solo tackles (70), tackles for a loss (13), sacks (4.5) and fumble recoveries (two).

Eaton, 23, played at Temple (2014-15), Pearl River Community College (2016) and Iowa State (2017-18). Over his final two collegiate seasons, he saw action in 26 games with 13 starts (all in 2018) and hauled in 48 receptions for 512 yards (10.7 avg.) and six touchdowns. Eaton participated in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, a postseason all-star game for any draft-eligible college football players.

Ento (kay-be-on N-toe), 23, spent two years at East Central (Miss.) Community College before spending three years at Colorado. He played in 25 games with two starts during two seasons (2016, 2018) as a wide receiver for the Buffaloes, recording 20 receptions for 335 yards (16.8 avg.) and two touchdowns. He redshirted in 2017 and was awarded the Fred Casotti Award for most improved offensive back during spring practices by the coaches.

(JAY-vee-in) Hamilton, 22, played two seasons at Ole Miss after spending two years at Jones County Junior College (Miss.). At Ole Miss, he played in 24 games with eight starts and registered 38 tackles (27 solo), 10 passes defensed, three interceptions and a tackle for a loss. He also returned one kickoff for 32 yards and three punts for 26 yards (8.7 avg.).

Koppenhaver (CO-pen-hay-ver), 23, saw action in 41 games with one start for Duke and totaled 49 receptions for 431 yards (8.8 avg.) and 12 touchdowns. He registered multiple touchdown receptions in each of his final three seasons, including a career-best seven TDs as a senior. Koppenhaver was a part of Blue Devil teams that made it to a bowl game in four of the five years he was with the program.

Nijman (first name rhymes with Josh, NYJ-man), 23, played in 45 games over four seasons at Virginia Tech. After starting 22 games at left tackle in 2016-17, he started all 10 games he played in last season at right tackle. Nijman helped the Hokies make it to a bowl game in all four years he played and record a winning record in three seasons.

Ramsey, 23, started 26 of the 40 games he played in during his four seasons for Arkansas, posting 106 tackles (55 solo), 8.5 sacks, 19.5 tackles for a loss, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also registered 16 QB hurries, setting career highs with six in both of his last two seasons. Ramsey saw action as a linebacker and as a defensive lineman during his collegiate career.

Roberts, 23, saw action in 42 games with 26 starts for the Bears, recording 81 tackles (53 solo), 15.5 tackles for a loss, three sacks, nine passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two blocked field goals. As a senior, he earned All-Big 12 honorable mention after registering 33 tackles (22 solo), a team-high eight tackles for a loss, three sacks, a QB hurry and two passes defensed. His father, Greg Sr., is a former NFL player and 1978 Outland Trophy winner.

(Ny-DARE) Rouse, 23, played in the defensive secondary his first three years at West Chester before moving to linebacker for his final season. As a senior, he helped WCU go undefeated for the first time since 1967 and earn Eastern College Athletic Conference Team of the Year honors. For his career, Rouse saw action in 45 games and recorded 78 tackles (61 solo), eight interceptions, 21 passes defensed, 9.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and three forced fumbles.

Wilkins, 23, played in 40 games and was the starting quarterback for his final three seasons. He completed 704 of 1,114 pass attempts (63.2 pct.) for 8,624 yards, 52 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. Wilkins finished his career with the fifth-most passing yards in school history, the fourth-most completions and sixth-most touchdown passes. He also ran the ball 385 times for 1,035 yards (2.7 avg.) and 20 TDs.

Williams, 24, started his collegiate career at East Carolina (2013-14) before transferring to Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College (2015) and then Oklahoma State (2016-18). After injuries cut his first two seasons as a Cowboy short, he started every game in 2018 (two at left guard and 11 at right guard). Williams was part of an offense that ranked in the top 15 nationally in scoring offense, total offense, passing offense and first downs.

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