Packers sign former Gator Hines


Omarius Hines appeared in 51 games with nine starts during his career at Florida and caught 64 passes for 801 yards and four touchdowns. Hines also rushed for 323 yards and four TDs on 33 carries during his career. (The Associated Press)

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 9:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 9:54 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Omarius Hines.

Hines, a 215-pound rookie out of Florida, signed with Baltimore as a non-drafted free agent in May before being waived on July 22. He appeared in 51 games with nine starts during his career at Florida and caught 64 passes for 801 yards and four touchdowns. Hines also rushed for 323 yards and four TDs on 33 carries during his career. 

The Packers also signed safety Chris Banjo and waived safety Ryan McMahon. Banjo, a 207-pound rookie out of Southern Methodist, signed with Jacksonville as a free agent in April before being waived on July 25. As a senior at SMU in 2011, Banjo recorded 82 tackles (50 solo), two passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.

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