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.