Alabama outside linebacker Adrian Hubbard was one of five undrafted free agents who received a $5,000 signing bonus from the Green Bay Packers.
According to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press Gazette, Hubbard, Utah State linebacker Jake Doughty, Toledo linebacker Jayrone Elliott, Washington State guard John Fullington and South Carolina State linebacker Joe Thomas all received $5,000 bonuses, the most given out to undrafted free agents by the Packers this offseason.
Overall, the Packers paid out $50,500 in signing bonses to their 14 college free agents. Teams are allowed to give out roughly $81,000 in signing bonuses to UDFAs this offseason.
Last season, guard Lane Taylor received the team's highest bonus at $7,000. He ended up making the Packers opening 53-man roster. So did linebacker Andy Mulumba, who was paid a $5,000 bonus. Tight end Jake Stoneburner, who started on the practice squad but eventually made the active roter, also received a bonus worth $5,000.
Green Bay's nine 2013 undrafted free agents received $35,500 in bonuses. Only the Chicago Bears ($29,500) spent less.
The full list of 2014 bonuses:
$5,000: Hubbard, Doughty, Elliott, Fullington, Thomas
$4,000: North Carolina State defensive end Carlos Gray
$3,500: Central Florida guard Jordan McCray, Colorado State-Pueblo defensive tackle Mike Pennel, Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig
$3,000: Mississippi State running back Ladarius Perkins
$2,000: Tennessee running back Rajion Neal, Maine tight end Justin Perillo, Auburn cornerback Ryan White, Iowa safety Tanner Miller
Zach Kruse is a 25-year-old sports writer who contributes to Cheesehead TV and is the Lead Writer for the NFC North at Bleacher Report. You can reach him on Twitter @zachkruse2 or by email at [email protected].
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