The Green Bay Packers have signed free agent Joe Werner, a former basketball player at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, announced the signing Tuesday.
Werner, a 6-foot-6, 252-pound tight end, was a two-time Division III All-American. The 2007 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, he led the team in both scoring (16.7 points per game) and rebounding (9.7 rebounds per game). Werner finished his career fourth on the school's scoring list (1,404 points) and second in career rebounds (829).
He will wear No. 47.
To make room on the roster, punter David Lonie was placed on injured reserve.