Packers 2022 UDFA Tracker: Three More Rookie WRs Signed to Deals

Packers UDFA Tracker

Getty Keke Chism #6 of the Missouri Tigers catches a pass over LaDarrius Bishop #24 of the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on November 26, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The Green Bay Packers added 11 new rookies — including three wide receivers — to their roster for next season during the 2022 NFL draft, but there are more first-year guys on the way with the UDFA signing spree officially underway.

The Packers had 15 spots available on their 90-man offseason roster coming out of the draft but filled more than a third of them within an hour after the seventh round ended. While many of the signings will be depth pieces or training-camp bodies, the team has found diamonds in the rough before and is dealing with an unusual deep 2022 class.

Here are the undrafted free agents the Packers are signing:


Keke Chism, WR, Missouri

Chism was a big, strong receiving weapon for the Tigers despite his somewhat restrained usage in their offense, catching 76 passes for 969 yards and four touchdowns over two seasons. At 6-foot-5 and 214 pounds, he excelled at winning contested catches with his frame and has the bodied type to contribute as a blocker. Chism is bound to face an uphill battle trying to make the regular-season roster with three new drafted rookies — Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and Samori Toure — joining the fold at the position, but he has the traits to compete once battles begin.


Danny Davis, WR, Wisconsin


Anthony Turner, WR, Grand View


Cole Schneider, OG, UCF


Caleb Jones, OT, Indiana


Chauncey Manac, OLB, Lousiana

Manac — who is 6-foot-3 and 251 pounds — played four seasons in the Sun Belt Conference and had a breakout season for Louisiana in 2021 that saw him rack up 10.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and 57 total tackles. According to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network, the Packers are giving him a signing bonus of $8,000.


Tyler Goodson, RB, Iowa

The Packers already have a solid running back room with Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon and Kylin Hill set to return for next season, but the cost of Jones’ contract is going to skyrocket in 2023 and Hill is still recovering from an ACL tear last November. With Goodson, they have former Big Ten standout to start developing in case either of those situations takes a wrong turn for them. He was a steady part of the Hawkeyes’ offense over the past three seasons and became an absolute workhorse for them in 2021, tying for the 10th-most carries in the FBS (256). He finished with 1,151 yards and six touchdowns on the ground and added another 247 yards and a touchdown on 31 catches.


Akial Byers, DT, Missouri


George Moore, OL, Oregon


Raleigh Texada, CB, Baylor


B.J. Baylor, RB, Oregon State


Hauati Pututau, OLB/DL, Utah


Ellis Brooks, ILB, Penn State


Caliph Brice, ILB, Florida Atlantic


Tre Sterling, S, Oklahoma State

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