Packers release punter Jacob Schum and sign two rookies
The Green Bay Packers have signed undrafted wide receiver Colby Pearson and fourth round draft pick running back Jamaal Williams. The Packers have also released punter Jacob Schum. The transactions were announced Thursday by Ted Thompson.
22-year-old Pearson played in 41 career games over four seasons for BYU, recording 76 receptions for 864 yards (11.4 avg.) and eight touchdowns. As a senior in 2016, he set career highs in receptions (38), receiving yards (384) and receiving touchdowns (eight).
Schum, played in all 16 games and three postseason contests for the Packers last season after being claimed off waivers from the Tampa Buccaneers on August 30, 2016. During the 2016 regular season, he registered a 43.2-yard gross average and a net average of 39.1 yards on 56 punts with 19 landing inside the 20.
Without Schum the player on top of the depth chart for the punter position is undrafted rookie Justin Vogel.