Thursday, February 13, 2014
Packers sign TE Webber, a converted WR
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- This probably isn’t what Green Bay Packers fans had in mind when they read earlier that the team will have money and salary-cap space available for free agency this year, but the Packers signed a tight end off the street on Thursday.
General manager Ted Thompson announced that he has signed the 6-foot-2, 237-pound Raymond Webber, who last was in an NFL training camp in 2012 with the New York Jets.
Webber played at Arkansas-Pine Bluff and led the Southwestern Athletic Conference with 101 catches for 1,429 yards in 2010 as a receiver. He was not drafted but went to training camp in 2011 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but sustained a hamstring injury that landed him on injured reserve. The Bucs eventually released him and he was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Seahawks but was released a week later.
He also spent time last season with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
As a 218-pound receiver, Webber ran a 4.5 40-yard dash during a pro day workout at Central Arkansas prior to the 2011 draft.