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Reports: More Badgers visiting the Green Bay Packers

The NFL franchise certainly taking advantage of those “local” visits!

Jake Kocorowski

Certainly, many NFL-bound Wisconsin Badgers are busy with visits and workouts before they hope to hear their name called during the NFL Draft later this month.

A couple of reports shed more light on several heading upstate to visit the Green Bay Packers.

The Green Bay Press Gazette’s Olivia Reiner reported on Thursday that the Packers would work out some former Northern Illinois, Northwestern and Wisconsin players. Among those Badgers she included in Green Bay were safety D’Cota Dixon, offensive lineman David Edwards, inside linebacker T.J. Edwards and fullback Alec Ingold.

WOZN’s Zach Heilprin also tweeted that Dixon, along with running backs Taiwan Deal and Chris James, also were in town on Thursday.

As Reiner pointed out, these visits do not count against the annual 30 visits given to NFL franchises prior to the draft, as these are designated under the “local” programs close to Green Bay.

As our friends at Acme Packing Company explain:

Each team can hold visits for 30 players from around the country, with an additional unlimited allotment of visits for “local” prospects — those who either played college football or grew up close by.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reported that Ingold and two other former teammates—linebackers Ryan Connelly and Andrew Van Ginkel—would be “among those visiting” the franchise on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.