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Andrew Quarless Signs On The Dotted Line

July 9, 2010

According to CheeseheadTV’s Brian McIntyre and Aaron Nagler, the Green Bay Packers fifth-round draft choice, tight end Andrew Quarless, has signed with the team.

Per Bryan McIntyre, the terms of the deal are as follows:

Quarless’ four-year deal included a $182,425 signing bonus, and has a maximum value of $2.7 million dollars.

Prior to the draft, the tight end out of Penn State was described as having second- to fourth-round talent, but, as Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel describes it, Quarless’ draft stock fell due to his rocky past:

An underage drinking incident and an arrest for driving while intoxicated, along with an association with marijuana early in his time at Penn State, put a big red flag on the talented tight end.

Green Bay already has their tight end of the future in Jermichael Finley, so Quarless is expected to compete with Donald Lee and Spencer Havner for the right to backup Finley. However, a not-so-stellar mini camp may relegate the rookie to special teams. There has been talk of Donald Lee not making the roster, but much to his credit, he has handled the criticism with class. This should end up being one of the more interesting training camp battles to watch.

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