Quarterback Scott McBrien and guard Steve Morley are among 19 players the Packers have allocated to the NFL Europe League for its 2005 season. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the list Monday.
John Garrett, LB, 6-1, 250, Baylor
Kelvin Kight, WR/KR, 6-0, 209, Florida
Joe Hayes, G, 6-4, 304, San Jose State
Mike Marker, WR, 6-0, 195, Millikin
Wendell Williams, S, 6-1, 215, Louisiana-Lafayette
Jamal Jones, WR, 6-0, 214, North Carolina A&T
Chonn Lacey, S, 6-1, 217, Temple
Seante Williams, DE, 6-6, 252, Jacksonville State
Hamburg Sea Devils
Nick McNeil, LB, 6-2, 245, Western Carolina
Shawn Morgan, LB, 6-2, 235, Fayetteville State
Art Smith, S, 6-1, 204, Northeastern
Sam Breeden, WR, 6-4, 206, Northwestern Oklahoma State
Chris Day, CB, 5-11, 178, Grambling State
Sparky Hamilton, TE, 6-4, 244, Arkansas
Scott McBrien, QB, 6-0, 189, Maryland
Steve Morley, G, 6-7, 332, St. Mary's (Canada)
Joe Quinn, G, 6-4, 290, Minnesota
Doug Sims, DT, 6-1, 344, San Jose State
To Be Determined
B.J. Sander, P, 6-4, 217, Ohio State
*Punters and kickers will be assigned teams after the NFLE kicking camp in early March.
McBrien, 24, spent the entire 2004 training camp in Green Bay before the club waived him Sept. 5 in its final round of preseason moves. Re-signed two days later, he spent the first week of the regular season on the Packers' practice squad, after originally signing as a non-drafted free agent, April 30. In three preseason games, McBrien completed six of 13 passes for 40 yards and one interception. In college, he lettered for the West Virginia Mountaineers (2000) before transferring in 2001 to Maryland, where he started two seasons (2002-03) and as a senior completed 173 of 314 passes for 2,672 yards with 19 TDs and six INTs in 12 games.
Morley, 23, was the No. 1 overall choice in the 2003 CFL Draft. With Mike Wahle (knee bone bruise) sidelined, Morley started the Packers' first two preseason games at left guard. Designated as inactive for all 16 games plus the playoff vs. Minnesota, Morley spent the regular season as Wahle's backup.
Of the 19 headed to Europe, 13 spent time with the Packers in 2004. Three players, Morley, wide receiver Kelvin Kight, and punter B.J. Sander, appeared on the 53-man roster during the regular season.
Most of the Packers' allocations learned of their NFLEL teams during the league's draft on Friday. Training camps open Feb. 25.
The 10-week schedule begins April 2-3 and runs through June 5. World Bowl XIII is June 11 at the league's newest venue, LTU Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. One of Europe's most important sporting events, the game reaches an estimated 200 million viewers worldwide, including a live audience in the United States on FOX.