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LB Joe Thomas signed with Cowboys

Posted Mar 22, 2018

An updated look at the Packers' 2018 offseason


GREEN BAY – Former Packers linebacker Joe Thomas has agreed to a two-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys, the team announced Thursday.

Thomas, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina State in 2014, recorded 110 tackles with 1½ sacks, an interception and forced fumble in 42 games over three seasons in Green Bay.

After leading all Packers linebackers in snaps in 2016, Thomas was limited to only 104 defensive snaps this past season and missed four games due to an ankle injury.

Thomas has a small connection to the Cowboys. The 6-foot-1, 227-pound linebacker spent two weeks on the Dallas’ practice squad after not making the Packers’ 53-man roster coming out of camp in 2015. He re-signed with Green Bay on Sept. 21, after losing Sam Barrington for the season to a foot injury.

Here’s an updated look at the Packers’ 2018 offseason:

Acquired (3)

TE Jimmy Graham (signed 3.16.18)

DL Muhammad Wilkerson (signed 3.15.18)

QB DeShone Kizer (acquired in a trade for CB Damarious Randall on 3.15.18)

Re-signed (1)

CB Herb Waters (signed on 3.15.18)

Unrestricted free agents (9)

LB Ahmad Brooks

S Morgan Burnett (signed with Pittsburgh on 3.20.18)

DT Quinton Dial

G Jahri Evans

LS Brett Goode

CB Davon House

WR Jeff Janis

T Ulrick John

TE Richard Rodgers

Restricted free agents (2)

LB Joe Thomas (signed with Dallas on 3.22.18)

P Jacob Schum

Exclusive-rights free agents (10)

WR Geronimo Allison (tendered)

CB Donatello Brown (tendered)

QB Joe Callahan (tendered)

WR Michael Clark (tendered)

FB Joe Kerridge (tendered)

G Justin McCray (tendered)

G/T Adam Pankey (tendered)

G Lucas Patrick (tendered)

LS Taybor Pepper

S Jermaine Whitehead (tendered)

 
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