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Packers Sign LB Hollingshed As Free Agent, Waive QB Meyer


The Green Bay Packers have signed University of Georgia linebacker Adrian Hollingshed as an undrafted free agent, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced today.

Sherman also announced that quarterback Dave Meyer has been placed on waivers.

The 24-year-old Hollingshed, 6-2 and 245 pounds, was primarily a middle linebacker over his collegiate career, starting 11 games there in 1998 before being transferred to defensive end in 1999. Sidelined for all but two games in 1999 because of a shoulder injury, he subsequently was employed as a backup middle linebacker in both 2000 (9 games) and 2001 (11 games).

The newcomer has been assigned jersey number 41.

Meyer, 6-3 and 208 pounds, Virginia Tech's No. 2 quarterback over the 1998, '99 and 2000 seasons, had been signed as a free agent April 4. Originally signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent April 27, 2001,

he later was placed on waivers July 31 and was out of football for the balance of the '01 season.

Following Meyer's departure, three quarterbacks remain on the Green Bay roster in addition to 10-year starter Brett Favre - Doug Pederson, returning for his 10th season, first-year pro Josh Heupel and 2002 draftee Craig Nall of Northwestern (La.) State, a fifth-round selection in last month's NFL draft.

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