Packers reach deal with former Badger Ricky Wagner
A one-time Wisconsin Badger is reportedly coming home to the Dairyland - but, this time as a pro.
The Green Bay Packers have picked up Rick Wagner according to the NFL Network's Ian Rappaport and Mike Garafalo. The 30-year-old Wagner, who is going into his eighth season, was recently released by the Detroit Lions.
He played three years in the Motor City after a stint with the Baltimore Ravens.
He played his high school ball at Nathan Hale High School, in West Allis.
Former Cleveland linebacker Christian Kirksey has agreed to terms on a deal with the Green Bay Packers less than a week after the Browns released him.
Kirksey's agent, Brian Mackler, confirmed that Kirksey would be signing with the Packers but didn't disclose the terms. NFL Network first reported the deal and said Kirksey would be getting a two-year, $16 million contract.
The free agency period doesn't officially start until Wednesday. The 27-year-old Kirksey played six seasons with Cleveland, where he collected 148 tackles in 2016 and 138 more in 2017 before struggling with injuries the last two years.