The Green Bay Packers announced on Thursday that they have signed tight end Raymond Webber, a second-year player out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Webber last spent training camp with the Calgary Stampeders of the Candian Football League in 2013, although never played in a regular-season game. Prior to that, he spent time with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.
Entering the NFL as an undrafted free agents with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011, Webber spent the entire season on injured reserve. Then in 2012, he was with the New York Jets in the preseason, but again, never played in a regular-season game.
It appears Webber is trying to re-invent his career as a tight end after previously being listed as a wide receiver at his other stops. The Packers list him as being 6-2 and 237 lbs., although as Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes, Webber was 218 lbs. and ran 4.52 seconds in the 40-yard dash coming out of college.
As a collegian, Webber made 180 catches for 2,376 yards (13.2 avg.) and 16 TDs.
Webber does not qualify as an unrestricted free agent. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, it's highly unlikely the Packers signed him for much more than an NFL minimum salary.
In essence, Webber qualifies as a low-risk option that the Packers can easily cut if he doesn't pan out and will not impact the team's salary cap.
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