The Green Bay Packers filled out their 90-man roster on Monday by signing Shea Allard, Jarrett Boykin, Grant Cook, Curenski Gilleylen and Otis Merrill after they shined while participating on a tryout basis at least weekend’s rookie orientation camp.
The Packers released offensive tackle Chris Campbell, who went undrafted in 2010 and spent almost all of that season and part of 2011 on the practice squad. Curiously, one rookie who was signed after the draft, Iowa State receiver Darius Reynolds, was not listed on the rookie orientation roster and is no longer is on the team’s official roster. Reynolds received a $4,000 signing bonus.
Here’s the scoop on the roster additions.
— OT Shea Allard (6-5, 305), Delaware: Allard was a three-year starter at left tackle, earning first-team all-Colonial Athletic Association honors as a senior and third-team all-America by College Sports Madness. Packer Report broke the news on Tuesday afternoon.
— WR Jarrett Boykin (6-2, 218), Virginia Tech: Boykin’s draft chances were ruined by a 4.72 in the 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine. He was signed by Jacksonville after the draft but released on May 7 after a minicamp. He caught 61 passes for 761 yards as a senior, giving him school-record totals of 184 catches for 2,884 yards.
— G Grant Cook (6-4, 318), Arkansas: Cook started four games as a redshirt freshman and three games as a sophomore and played as a reserve as a junior. Finally, Cook won a starting job as a senior, though he did not receive any all-conference accolades. Cook broke the news on Monday on Twitter.
— WR Curenski Gilleylen (5-11, 213), Nebraska: After redshirting in 2007, Gilleylen spent his first three seasons as a wide receiver, catching a total of 19 passes for 313 yards. He was moved to halfback as a senior and played in just one game, the bowl victory over Michigan State. He was listed as a running back for the rookie camp but has been moved to receiver. He ran 4.48 at his pro day.
— CB Otis Merrill (5-11, 188), Illinois State: Merrill started his career at Wisconsin but transferred after missing 2007 with a shoulder injury and playing in only one game in 2008. At Illinois State, he played in 32 games and started 15 times. He started 10 games as a senior, earning second-team honors in the Missouri Valley Conference with one interception and four passes defensed. He ran 4.42 at his pro day. Packer Report broke the news on Tuesday morning.
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