The Green Bay Packers signed rookie TE Andrew Quarless late Monday afternoon. The first of the team's two fifth-round draft picks, Quarless becomes the fourth of seven Packers draft picks to sign with the team.
Quarless, who could make veteran TE Donald Lee expendable, was a four-year letterman at Penn State. He appeared in 49 career games, including 29 starts, and finished his career as the Nittany Lions' all-time leader in receptions by a tight end (87) and second in receiving yards by a tight end (1,146).
Quarless has had his share of off-the-field issues. He was cited for underage drinking in August 2007, was suspended for '08 spring practice following an early March DUI arrest and also was suspended for a game in '08 after marijuana was found in his apartment shared by three other teammates.
In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki wrote that Quarless "has an intriguing skill set to develop into a solid, every-down contributor in the pros, but past questions about his overall character must be examined closely."
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