The Green Bay Packers have gone and signed a free agent — or at least they will Monday, providing he passes a physical. Unfortunately, that guy is no one you’re going to be excited about. He’s cornerback Loyce Means, a street free agent who was out of football in 2012.
During training camp, you can watch Means try to compete for the Packers fifth cornerback job and a spot on special teams. Then you can watch his NFL dream die as he gets beat out by Jarrett Bush.
Means played at Houston and was undrafted in 2011. He spent training camp with the Buffalo Bills and then played four games with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger Cats.
It looks like the Packers signed Means because of his speed. He ran a 4.4 40 at a recent workout.
The knock on him coming out of college was his size. Means is 5’10”, but was only 177 pounds at the time. He’s since bulked up to 190. This old guy from Pro Football Weekly also says he has short arms and small hands and he’s probably not going to be able to do anything about that.
In college, Means played in 37 games, had eight picks, 13 passes broken up and two touchdowns. He also scored three touchdowns in the Eastham Energy All-Star Game following his senior year. Those came on an interception, a fumble and a blocked field goal.