Packers sign 18 rookies, including nine draft picks

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The Green Bay Packers signed their nine draft picks drafted after the third round, including fourth-rounders running back Johnathan Franklin and offensive linemen David Bakhtiari and JC Tretter.
Bakhtiari (Colorado), Tretter (Cornell) and Franklin were fourth-round picks.
Fifth-round selections Micah Hyde (Iowa) and Josh Boyd (Mississippi State) also signed, as did sixth-round pick Nate Palmer (Illinois State) and three seventh-round picks: wide receivers Charles Johnson (Grand Valley State) and Kevin Dorsey (Maryland) and linebacker Sam Barrington.
The Packers also signed nine undrafted free agents. Among them were Illinois State quarterback Matt Brown and Ohio State tight end Jake Stoneburner.