The Packers officially announced the signing of TE Lance Kendricks on Friday.
Green Bay clearly made a point to address the tight end position in free agency, as they’ve now signed Kendricks and Martellus Bennett in back-to-back days.
It’s worth mentioning that signing Kendricks to a contract won’t impact a team’s compensatory picks, considering that he was released.
Kendricks, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Rams back in 2011. He was in the third year of his four-year, $18.5 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed when the Rams released him in a move that freed up $4,250,000 of available cap space.
In 2016, Kendricks appeared in all 16 games for the Rams and caught 50 passes for 499 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 54 tight end out of 63 qualifying players.