1986: Mark Lee signs


One of my all-time Packers players, cornerback Mark Lee, signed a one-year pact with the team on this date in 1986.

Watching Lee take on the likes of Walter Payton – driving him out of bounds, into and over the bench, all the while locked nose-to-nose – it was a thing of beauty.

He was one tough hombre.

May 30, 1986 – Mark Lee signs a one-year contract and Packers head coach Forrest Gregg is pleased the defensive back will be able to participate in the team’s second minicamp of the year.

“That’s a real positive thing for our football team,” Gregg says. “I’m pretty happy with that.”

Lee goes on to enjoy one of his finest seasons, leading the team with a career-best nine interceptions in 1986.

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