Birmingham Stallions WR signed with the Packers

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According to Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network, the Green Bay Packers are signed wide receiver Osirus Mitchell to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Mitchell, caught 23 passes for 333 yards and three touchdowns for the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL this year, was one of seven players to work out for the Packers on Monday.

Mitchell joins tight end Sal Cannella, who starred for the New Orleans Breakers, as USFL products arriving in Green Bay before camp. Mitchell’s Stallions went 9-1 and won the league in its return season.

Mitchell went undrafted out of Mississippi State in 2021. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys and spent most of the season on the team’s practice squad. During the preseason, Mitchell caught two passes on seven targets for 31 yards.

During his tenure at Mississippi State, Mitchell finished ninth in school history in catches (107) and sixth in touchdown catches (14). He played in 46 games with 30 starts. In the 2020 opener against LSU, Mitchell set career-highs for catches (7), receiving yards (183) and touchdowns (2).

At his pro day, Mitchell ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds, hit 35.5″ in the vertical leap and finished the three-cone drill in 7.12 seconds. He has 10 7/8″ hands and an 82 1/4″ wingspan.

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