The Green Bay Packers signed DL Eric Cotton on Dec. 31, 2018. Green Bay originally signed Cotton to the practice squad on Dec. 18, 2018.
Cotton, a 6-foot-4, 272-pound rookie, played in 37 games over four seasons at Stanford. After beginning his career as a tight end, he moved to defensive end. In three seasons on defense, Cotton registered 36 tackles (22 solo), five tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks. As a senior in 2017, he set career highs in tackles (30), solo tackles (21), tackles for a loss (four) and sacks (2.5).