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Packers Sign Sixth-Round Draft Choice Michael Montgomery


Signing their second draft choice in as many days, the Green Bay Packers Tuesday inked defensive end Michael Montgomery. Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations, made the announcement.

Green Bay now has three of its 11 selections under contract, including guard/center Junius Coston (May 16) and guard William Whitticker (Monday). Only two other teams, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, are believed to have signed three draft picks.

Montgomery, a 6-foot-5, 275-pound player out of Texas A&M, earned first-team All-Big 12 honors as a senior in 2004, when he posted 78 tackles, six sacks, one interception and 12 tackles for loss. He joined Terrence Murphy, whom Green Bay had drafted four rounds earlier, as one of two Aggies captains last season, and earned his team's defensive MVP in leading A&M to the Cotton Bowl.

The Packers chose Montgomery with their first of two selections in the sixth round (180th overall), a choice acquired from Oakland in the Marques Anderson trade last September.

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