The Green Bay Packers have signed free agent wide receiver Alex Gillett, general manager Ted Thompson announced on Wednesday.
According to a release from the Packers:
Gillett (Jill-LET), a 6-foot-1, 214-pound rookie out of Eastern Michigan, played in 45 games with 33 starts during his career, with 30 of the starts coming at quarterback and three at wide receiver. He completed 349 of 660 passes (52.9 percent) for 4,448 yards and 35 touchdowns with 34 interceptions during his career. At wide receiver in 2012, he caught 14 passes for 132 yards (9.4 avg.) and a TD, with all of his catches coming in the final four games. Gillett will wear No. 7 for the Packers.
With the addition of Gillett, the Packers’ roster now stands at 88, meaning they still have room to add two more players before they reach the 90-man roster limit, if they so choose.
The signing of Gillett is reminiscent to that of Diondre Borel two years ago, a former college quarterback the Packers are attempting to convert to wide receiver. Of course, they did the same with Randall Cobb as well, although Cobb had more extensive experience as a wide receiver.
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