German kicker Dominik Eberle signed by the Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers have announced the signing of German kicker Dominik Eberle.

Eberle (eb-err-lee) (6’2″, 190 pounds), out of Utah State, entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Las Vegas Raiders in May 2020 and spent his entire rookie season on the Raiders‘ practice squad. In 2021, he spent time on the practice squads of the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans, appearing in one game for Houston when he was activated in Week 16 as a COVID-19 replacement. In that game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Eberle connected on 2 of 3 field goals, including a 51-yarder, and all five extra points along with three touchbacks on eight kickoffs.

A native of Nuremberg, Germany, Eberle played in 43 games at Utah State and set school career marks for points (359), field goals (64), extra points (167) and extra-point percentage (100.0). As a senior in 2019, he connected on 21 of 24 field goals, a school-record 87.5 %, and all 45 of his extra points on his way to earning first-team All-Mountain West honors. Eberle posted a school-record 141 points as a junior in 2018 with 75 extra points and 22 field goals.

The German kicker has a history with new Packers special teams coach Rich Bisaccia who was the Raiders special teams’ coordinator in 2020.

With Eberle’s addition, the Packers now have three kickers on their offseason roster, including veteran Mason Crosby and J.J. Molson.

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