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Packers sign top draft choice

Aug. 2, 2004 at 2:12 PM   |   Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The Green Bay Packers Monday announced the signing of cornerback Ahmad Carroll, the team's No. 1 pick in the NFL draft in June.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Carroll recorded 140 tackles (98 solo), one sack, seven stops for losses, 25 passes defensed and four interceptions in three years at Arkansas, and was All-Southeastern Conference in 2001 and 2003.

He was the fourth defensive back chosen in the draft, behind safety Sean Taylor (No. 5 by the Redskins), and cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall (No. 8, Atlanta) and Dunta Robinson (No. 10, Houston).

Carroll was expected to suit up at the team's training camp Tuesday morning. He was the lone unsigned draft pick.

Coach Mike Sherman also announced cornerback Chris Johnson and defensive end Eric Powell have been placed on reserve/physically unable to perform list. The possible availability of the pair was not disclosed.

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