Former Gators EDGE signs UDFA contract with Green Bay Packers

Former Florida Gators edge defender Brenton Cox Jr. did not hear his name called during the 2023 NFL draft which concluded on Saturday but did manage to sign on with a professional franchise after the amateur selection process ended.

The 6-foot-3-inch, 252-pound linebacker/lineman hybrid player signed on with the Green Bay Packers on Monday after two-and-a-half seasons with the Gators. Cox was originally recruited by the Georgia Bulldogs but transferred to Gainesville midway through the 2019 season, for which he took a redshirt. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Education Sciences last summer from UF.

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Over the course of 33 games played for the Orange and Blue, Cox amassed 118 total tackles (62 solo, 56 assisted) along with 13.5 sacks and seven passes defended, plus a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

The former Gator is the fourth undrafted free agent for Billy Napier’s program, along with offensive lineman Richard Gouraige (Buffalo Bills), safety Rashad Torrence II (Los Angeles Rams) and safety Trey Dean III (New York Jets)

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