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Packers sign LB James Crawford

Rookie played four seasons at the University of Illinois


The Packers have signed LB James Crawford. The transaction was announced Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.

Crawford, a 6-foot-2, 239-pound rookie, played in 36 games during four seasons at the University of Illinois, recording 80 tackles (39 solo), 10.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and six passes defensed. He served as a team captain as a senior and was named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches. Crawford will wear No. 54 for the Packers.