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Former Badgers’ defensive lineman Sagapolu signed by Packers

GREEN BAY (WKOW) — The Green Bay Packers have signed former Badger defensive lineman Olive Sagapolu as part of a series of roster moves announced Friday by the team.

Sagapolu, a 6-foot-2, 331-pound rookie out of the University of Wisconsin, played four seasons with the Badgers.

During his time in Madison, he played in 44 games with 26 starts and registered 61 tackles (31 solo), 10 tackles for a loss, six sacks, an interception, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery.

Sagapolu was part of a senior class that went 42-12 (.778), including a 27-8 (.771) mark in Big Ten play and a 4-0 record in bowl games. He will wear No. 67 for the Packers.

The Packers also signed running back Corey Grant and released defensive lineman Eric Cotton, General Manager Brian Gutekunst announced Friday.

Grant, a 5-foot-9, 203-pound fifth-year player out of Auburn University, was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015.

He played in 38 regular-season games with two starts in four seasons with the Jaguars, recording 454 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 81 attempts (5.6 avg.) while hauling in 18 passes for 156 yards (8.7 avg.) and a touchdown.

Grant also returned 41 kickoffs for 967 yards (23.6 avg.). He will wear No. 35 for the Packers.

Cotton spent the final two weeks of last season on Green Bay’s practice squad and re-signed on Dec. 31, 2018.

WAOW Staff

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