Packers LB Lattimore signs RFA tender

April, 30, 2014
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Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Jamari Lattimore signed his one-year, $1.431 million restricted free-agent tender, the team announced on Wednesday.

Lattimore, 25, appeared in 15 games for the Packers last season where he made four starts and finished the year with a career-high 35 tackles, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble. His best game occurred in Week 7 when he posted 12 tackles in the Packers’ 31-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

In 2012, Lattimore emerged as one of Green Bay's core special teams players with 10 coverage tackles and a recovered onside kick in 14 games. He dressed for nine games his rookie year of 2011 after he earned a spot on the Packers' 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State.

Lattimore was present when Green Bay kicked off their offseason program last week despite not signing his tender until Wednesday.

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Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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