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Packers Sign Defensive Lineman Daniel Muir

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Packers Sign Defensive Lineman Daniel Muir

The Packers signed their second free agent of the day on Friday. In addition to adding center Jeff Saturday, the Packers also inked defensive lineman Daniel Muir to deal, general manager Ted Thompson announced.

If the name seems familiar, it's because Muir already played with the Packers once back in 2007. The 6-2, 312 pound defensive lineman was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State and played in three games for the Packers that season totaling eight tackles.

Muir then played from the Indianapolis Colts from 2008 to 2011, appearing in 40 games and 26 starts over that timespan. He made a career high 66 tackles and half a sack in 2009.

Technically a street free agent, Muir will not factor into the compensatory draft pick equation that rewards teams for more free agent losses than gains. He was cut in November of 2011 by the Colts.

The addition of Muir gives depth to a defensive line that will be without the services of Mike Neal for the first four games of 2012 due to suspension. Defensive lineman Howard Green is also a free agent and may or may not rejoin the Packers.

As a street free agent, there's a good chance Muir signed for little more than veteran's minimum. He'll have to earn a spot on the 53-man roster during the offseason and training camp.

 

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Aaron Rogders's picture

I heard the signing bonus was a giant cake.

Tommyboy's picture

I just lol'd all over my computer.

cole's picture

"The 6-2, 312 pound defensive lineman was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State and played in three games for the Packers that season totaling eight tackles."

That's like more than Mike Neal had all of last season.

FITZCORE1252's picture

Depth.

GBP 4 LIFE

Nononsense's picture

A replacement for Howard Green most likely and I imagine because of the Mike Neal suspension.

Not a bad signing, we could use some new blood in there even if its really just old blood masquerading as new blood.

At least it wasn't Cletidus Hunt...

dgtalmn's picture

Typical find by TT. Nice addition. Glad to have him back.

dawg's picture

I like TT signing these ex-Colts, which once was a great organization. A good people move? Plus to go 2-14, bet these guys are hungry. Mini camp can't get here soon enough.

EP66's picture

Great point of them being hungry...and for Muir he wont have many transition issues since he' be in familar surroundings.

pooch's picture

Sign Tollesfon,would be great addition

Ademi's picture

Imagine we sign tollefson and manny Lawson, this might be a stretch but I've read Lawson is greAt against the run so is it possible he Gets some play time as a MLB and tollefson at ROLB?

Ruppert's picture

Is Vonnie Holliday available?

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