Packers sign a third quarterback

Jerod Evans spent time with Eagles

Mike Clemens
October 17, 2017 - 4:26 pm

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Green Bay, WI - The Green Bay Packers have signed quarterback Jerod Evans to the practice squad. 

Evans is 6-foot-3, and weighs 232lbs. "He's got a strong arm," said Packers reporter Bob McGinn on The BIG SHOW on 105.7 FM The FAN. Evans was originally signed as an undrafted rookie by the Philadelphia Eagles out of Virginia Tech on May 12, but was placed on injured reserve on May 16 with a foot injury. He was later released.

After playing at Trinity Valley Community College, he transferred to Virginia Tech, where he started all 14 games in 2016. Evans was named 2016 ACC Newcomer of the Year by The Associated Press after throwing for 3,546 yards and 29 touchdowns while racking up 846 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. 

The Packers say Evans will wear the #9 jersey.

He wore #4 while at Virgina Tech. 

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