Packers Sign Milwaukee Native Tight End Lance Kendricks
The Green Bay Packers have signed tight end Lance Kendricks. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing Saturday.
Kendricks was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round (47th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of the University of Wisconsin. He played in 93 games with 79 starts for the Rams in six seasons, including starting all 16 games in 2016.
Last season Kendricks set a career high with 50 receptions for 499 yards (10.0 avg.) and two touchdowns. The Milwaukee native has totaled 204 receptions for 2,132 yards (10.5 avg.) and 17 touchdowns in his career.
This is the second tight end the Packers have signed in as many days. On Friday the Packers announced the signing of Martellus Bennet. On Saturday, Bennet took to his twitter account to ask Packers fans what his new number should be saying, "with the Packers being owned by the people I think it's only right that the people pick my new jersey #."
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On Friday the Packers also announced the re-signing of T/G Don Barclay.
Barclay, who originally signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia University in 2012, played in 62 games with 24 starts during his first five seasons with the Packers. He appeared in all 32 contests with six starts over the past two seasons, opening games at both tackle positions and at right guard. Barclay has seen action at all five positions on the offensive line during his career.
As a rookie in 2012, Barclay played in all 16 regular-season games, the only Green Bay rookie on the offensive side of the ball to do so, and started the final four games and both postseason contests at right tackle. He started a career-high 14 games at right tackle in 2013.