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(Updated) Reports: Omarius Hines worked out by Packers: Who is he?


This past weekend was a tough one on the Green Bay Packers wide receiver corps when three went down to injuries.

Both seventh round draft picks,  Charles Johnson (knee), Kevin Dorsey (hamstring), as well as Sederrik Cunningham were all injured Saturday afternoon – before the pads even went on. While Johnson and Dorsey are expected back sometime in the near future, Cunningham’s injury required surgery.

With that the case, the Packers have gone out and, according to reports today, are close to signing Ravens wide receiver Omarius Hines.

Here’s what Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweeted within the past half hour:


However, he followed that up with this tweet:


So, just who is Hines? Well, he was signed by the Ravens as a free agent on May 3. The 23-year-old is 6-feet, 215 pounds from the University of Florida where he appeared in 51 career games (nine starts), posting 64 receptions for 801 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The Packers, who must be feeling the depletion at the position are still stacked at the top with the likes of Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and James Jones. But beyond those three, the Packers are also auditioning Jeremy Ross, Jarrett Boykin, Myles White, Alex Gillett, and Tyrone Walker.

Whether Hines sticks with the team is to be determined. At this point, he is a longshot, but the Packers must have felt they needed another body at the position to grind through practices in the coming weeks.

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