The Green Bay Packers signed P Daniel Whelan on May 17, 2023.
Whelan (6-5, 216), a first-year player out of the University of California, Davis, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints in May 2022 before being released by the Saints in late July. He played for the D.C. Defenders in 2023, earning All-XFL honors after ranking No. 3 in the league in both punting average (45.6) and punts inside the 20 (11). Whelan (wee-lan), a native of Ireland, finished his career at UC Davis (2017-21) ranked No. 1 in school history in punting average (44.0) and punts inside the 20 (86).