Note: This article has been updated from its original version to reflect accuracies.
With the reported signing of fifth-round draft choice Andrew Quarless, the Green Bay Packers now have 79 players under contract.
Quarless is the fourth of seven draft choices to have signed with the Packers. The rookie tight end joins offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse (5th round), running back James Starks (6th round) and defensive lineman C.J. Wilson (7th round) from the team's draft class as players who have signed on the dotted line.
Yet to have signed are the Packers' top three draft choices from the 2010 draft: first-draft choice and offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga, second-rounder and defensive lineman Mike Neal, plus third-rounder and safety Morgan Burnett.
Also not under contract is restricted free agent Atari Bigby, who is prevented from any other team per league rules. The Packers offered Bigby a second-round tender worth $1.759 million, which he has not accepted. It's been reported that the Packers have threatened to reduce Bigby's tender, but it's unknown whether they have followed through.
The Packers have room to sign one more player until they have to start cutting players. Theoretically, the Packers have to cut three players to make room for the four yet to agree to a contract.
Most draft choices agree to contracts by the time training camp begins, but if by chance a Bryan Bulaga or an Atari Bigby continue to "hold out" the Packers do not have cut any players until they have signed.
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