Packers sign new quarterback to practice squad

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers have signed QB Jerod Evans to the practice squad. The transaction was announced Tuesday by Ted Thompson.

Evans is a 6'3", 232-pound rookie and was originally signed as an undrafted rookie by the Philadelphia Eagles out of Virginia Tech on May 12, but was placed on injured reserve on May 16 and later released.

After playing at Trinity Valley Community College, he transferred to Virginia Tech, where he started all 14 games in 2016. Evans was named 2016 ACC Newcomer of the Year by The Associated Press after throwing for 3,546 yards and 29 touchdowns while racking up 846 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground.

Evans will wear No. 9 for the Packers.

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