Packers sign Folston, Kalili

Linebacker, cornerback join team with one preseason game remaining


The Green Bay Packers have signed LB James Folston and CB Jocquez Kalili. General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced the transactions Sunday.

Folston, a 6-foot-3, 233-pound rookie out of the University of Pittsburgh, was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent on May 29, 2019. He also spent time with the Tennessee Titans. In college, Folston played in 43 games with five starts over four seasons and registered 47 tackles (30 solo), 3.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks. He will wear No. 49 for the Packers.

Kalili (jah-KWEZ kuh-LILLY), a 5-foot-10, 185-pound rookie out of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on May 12, 2019. After walking on at Arizona in 2014, he spent two years at Mesa Community College (2015-16) and finished his career at UNLV (2017-18), where he appeared in 18 games and recorded 64 tackles (45 solo), five passes defensed, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception. Kalili will wear No. 47 for the Packers.


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