The Green Bay Packers announced Thursday that they’ve signed fourth-round RB Jamaal Williams to a four-year rookie contract and waived P Jacob Schum .with an injury designation.
- The Packers also signed rookie WR Colby Pearson to a contract.
Schum has been dealing with a back injury that has kept him out of OTA practices and will revert to the Packers’ injured reserve list if he clears waivers on Friday.
Schum, 28, originally signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Buffalo back in 2013. He lasted just a few months in Cleveland before he was waived.
Schum bounced around a bit with the Buccaneers and Jets before Tampa Bay cut him loose during the preseason last year and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Packers. Green Bay brought Schum back this past March on a one-year, $615,000 exclusive rights deal.
In 2016, Schum appeared in all 16 games for the Packers and totaled 2,269 yards on 56 attempts (40.51 YPA) and four touchbacks.
Williams, 22, was selected with the No. 134 overall pick by the Packers in this year’s NFL draft. He
According to OverTheCap.com, Williams will receive a four-year contract worth $2,959,124, which includes a signing bonus of $559,124.
During his five-year college career at BYU, Williams recorded 726 rushing attempts for 3,901 rushing yards (5.4 YPC) and 35 touchdowns. He also finished with 60 receptions for 567 yards receiving (9.5 YPC) and scored one touchdown.