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2016 NFL Draft: Reggie Gilbert signs as an undrafted free agent with the Green Bay Packers

The defensive end didn't get drafted, but he'll still have a chance to make an NFL roster

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, former Arizona Wildcats defensive end Reggie Gilbert didn't have his name called during the 2016 NFL Draft, but he has managed to find a new home nonetheless, agreeing to sign with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent.

Gilbert was a four-year starter at Arizona, totaling 143 tackles, 27 tackles for loss and 14.0 sacks during his career as a Wildcat. He also forced three fumbles, recovered two and broke up three passes.

In 2015, Gilbert served as one of the team's captains and led Arizona with 8.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks, leading him to be named as an honorable mention of the Pac-12 All-Conference team.

As with any undrafted free agent, Gilbert will have an uphill battle to make an NFL roster, but it's not exactly unheard of for undrafted free agents to wind up having long, successful careers. Let's just hope he can make the most of the opportunity that he has earned.

The terms of the deal are unknown.