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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