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Packers add Marwin Evans to secondary

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - Akron v Utah State

BOISE, ID - DECEMBER 22: Wide receiver A.J. Coney #11 of the Akron Zips slips the tackle of strong safety Marwin Evans #24 of the Utah State Aggies in first half action during the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 22, 2015 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

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Safety Marwin Evans tried out for a spot with the Seahawks at Seattle’s rookie minicamp, but was not one of the five players to earn a spot on their roster when the session concluded.

He didn’t have to wait long for a chance on anther roster. He didn’t even have to work out for another team.

The Packers announced Tuesday that they have signed Evans. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Evans, who went to Oak Creek High School outside of Milwaukee before moving on to junior college and Utah State.

He played with Packers third-round pick Kyler Fackrell at Utah State and started 13 games. He had 83 tackles, two sacks and an interception return for a touchdown while generally playing close to the line of scrimmage.

The Packers did not draft a safety this year and have Morgan Burnett returning as their starting strong safety alongside Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.