NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Darrell Thompson    39   FB 6- 0 217 Minnesota        4  4 25 16 1990 Draft - 1st round
Keith Traylor       97   DE 6- 2 290 Central Oklahoma 1  3 23  5 1993 FA - Denver (1992)
Bryan Wagner         9    P 6- 2 200 Cal St-Northrid  2  7 31 16 1992 FA - NE (1991)
Sammy Walker        23   CB 5-11 200 Texas Tech       1  3 24  8 1993 FA - Pitts (1992)
Ed West             86   TE 6- 1 245 Auburn          10 10 32 16 1984 FA
Reggie White        92   DE 6- 5 295 Tennessee        1  9 31 16 1993 UFA - Philadelphia
Doug Widell         74    G 6- 4 287 Boston College   1  5 27 16 1993 Trade - Denver
Kevin Williams      20   RB 6- 1 215 UCLA             1  1 23  3 1993 FA - Denver
James Willis        56   LB 6- 1 238 Auburn           1  1 20 13 1993 Draft - 5th round
Marcus Wilson       29   RB 6- 1 210 Virginia         2  3 25 16 1992 FA - LA Rai (1991)
Frank Winters       52    C 6- 3 290 West Illinois    2  7 29 16 1992 Plan B - Kan City
Lance Zeno          60    C 6- 4 279 UCLA             1  1 26  5 1993 FA - Cleveland
1993 PACKERS PRACTICE SQUAD
NAME                NO   POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE                HOW ACQUIRED
Terry Beauford             G          Florida A&M            1992 FA - San Diego
Lionell Crawford          WR          Wisconsin                       
Craig Hentrich           P-K          Notre Dame             1993 FA - NY Jets
Charles Hope              OL          Central (OH) State              
Paul Hutchins             OL          W. Michigan            1993 Draft - 6th round
Jason McGill              WR          Georgia Tech                    
John Morton               WR          W. Michigan                     
Malcom Showell            DE          Delaware State                  
Bold Italics - Made Active Roster
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age on September 1 G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
1993 PACKERS DRAFT (April 25-26, 1993)
RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES
1a   15 Wayne Simmons        LB Clemson 
1b   29 George Teague         S Alabama       (A) 
2    46 Traded to Dallas
3    81 Earl Dotson           T Texas A&I 
4    99 Traded to New England
5a  118 Mark Brunell         QB Washington    (B) 
5b  119 James Willis         LB Auburn        (C) 
5c  129 Traded to NY Jets
6a  141 Doug Evans           CB LA Tech       (D) 
6b  152 Paul Hutchins         T W. Michigan   (E)  
6c  156 Tim Watson            S Howard 
7   183 Bob Kuberski         DL Navy 
8   213 Traded to Dallas
A-From Dallas B-From Tampa Bay for Vince Workman C-From Chicago D-From Seattle for Dave McCloughan E-From LA Raiders Bold Italics - Played for the Green Bay Packers
FREE AGENCY - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PLAYERS SIGNED - WR Louis Clark (Seattle), WR Mark Clayton (Miami), G Harry Galbreath (Miami), T Tunch Ilkin (Pittsburgh), NT Bill Maas (Kansas City), S Mike Prior (Indianapolis), DE Reggie White (Philadelphia)
PLAYERS LOST - S Chuck Cecil (Phoenix), T Tootie Robbins (New Orleans), RB Vince Workman (Tampa Bay)
FREE AGENCY - RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PLAYERS LOST - QB Don Majkowski (Indianapolis)
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Edgar Bennett       34   RB 6- 0 224 Florida State    2  2 24 16 1992 Draft - 4th round
Tony Bennett        90   LB 6- 2 243 Mississippi      4  4 26 10 1990 Draft - 1st round
Matt Brock          62   DE 6- 4 290 Oregon           5  5 27 16 1989 Draft - 3rd round
Robert Brooks       87   WR 6- 0 175 South Carolina   2  2 23 14 1992 Draft - 3rd round
Gilbert Brown       93   NT 6- 2 330 Kansas           1  1 22  2 1993 FA - Minnesota
Terrell Buckley     27   CB 5- 9 176 Florida State    2  2 22 16 1992 Draft - 1st round
LeRoy Butler        36    S 6- 0 197 Florida State    4  4 25 16 1990 Draft - 2nd round
James Campen        63    C 6- 3 280 Tulane           5  7 29  4 1989 Plan B - New Orl
Mark Chmura         89   TE 6- 5 245 Boston College   1  1 24 14 1992 Draft - 6th round
Mark Clayton        83   WR 5- 9 185 Louisville       1 11 32 16 1993 UFA - Miami
Keo Coleman         54   LB 6- 1 245 Mississippi St   1  2 23 12 1993 FA - Jets (1992)
Brett Collins       55   LB 6- 1 234 Washington       2  2 24  4 1992 Draft - 12th round
Shawn Collins       81   WR 6- 2 205 North. Arizona   1  5 26  4 1993 FA - Cleve (1992)
Don Davey           99   DE 6- 4 270 Wisconsin        3  3 25  9 1991 Draft - 3rd round
Ty Detmer           11   QB 6- 0 186 BYU              1  1 25  3 1992 Draft - 9th round
Earl Dotson         72    T 6- 3 310 Texas A&I        1  1 22 13 1993 Draft - 3rd round
Doug Evans          33   CB 6- 1 188 Louisiana Tech   1  1 23 16 1993 Draft - 6th round
Brett Favre          4   QB 6- 2 222 S. Mississippi   2  3 23 16 1992 Trade - Atlanta
Harry Galbreath     76    G 6- 1 285 Tennessee        1  6 28 16 1993 UFA - Miami
David Grant         70   NT 6- 4 275 West Virginia    1  6 27  7 1993 FA - TB (1992)
Corey Harris        30   CB 5-11 195 Vanderbilt       2  2 23 11 1992 FA - Houston
Jackie Harris       80   TE 6- 3 243 NE Louisiana     4  4 25 12 1990 Draft - 4th round
Tim Hauck           24    S 5-10 187 Montana          3  4 26 13 1991 Plan B - N.England
Johnny Holland      50   LB 6- 2 235 Texas A&M        7  7 28 16 1987 Draft - 2nd round
Paul Hutchins       67    T 6- 4 335 Western Michigan 1  1 23  1 1993 Draft - 6th round
Tunch Ilkin         79    T 6- 3 272 Indiana State    1 14 35  1 1993 UFA - Pittsburgh
Darryl Ingram       88   TE 6- 3 245 California       2  4 27  2 1992 FA - Cleve (1991)
Chris Jacke         13    K 6- 0 200 Texas-El Paso    5  5 27 16 1989 Draft - 6th round
John Jurkovic       92   NT 6- 2 290 Eastern Illinois 3  3 26 16 1991 FA
George Koonce       53   LB 6- 1 240 East Carolina    2  2 24 15 1992 FA
Ron Lewis           85   WR 5-11 192 Florida State    2  3 25  9 1992 FA - San Francisco
Bill Maas           77   NT 6- 5 282 Pittsburgh       1 10 31 14 1993 UFA - Kansas City
Dexter McNabb       45   FB 6- 1 245 Florida          2  2 24 16 1992 Draft - 5th round
Roland Mitchell     47   CB 5-11 195 Texas Tech       3  6 29 16 1991 Plan B - Atlanta
Rich Moran          57    G 6- 2 280 San Diego State  9  9 31  3 1985 Draft - 3rd round
Anthony Morgan      81   WR 6- 1 195 Tennessee        1  3 25  2 1993 FA - Chicago
Jim Morrissey       51   LB 6- 3 225 Michigan State   1  9 30  6 1993 FA - Chicago
Joe Mott            55   LB 6- 4 255 Iowa             1  3 27  2 1993 FA - Jets (1990)
Brian Noble         91   LB 6- 3 245 Arizona State    9  9 30  2 1985 Draft - 5th round
Muhammad Oliver     25   CB 5-11 180 Oregon           1  2 24  2 1993 FA - Kansas City
Shawn Patterson     96   DE 6- 5 270 Arizona State    5  5 28  5 1988 Draft - 2nd round
Bryce Paup          95   LB 6- 4 247 Northern Iowa    4  4 25 15 1990 Draft - 6th round
Bruce Pickens       38   CB 5-11 190 Nebraska         1  3 25  2 1993 FA - Atlanta
Mike Prior          45    S 6- 0 215 Illinois State   1  8 29 16 1993 UFA - Indianapolis
Tootie Robbins      73    T 6- 5 315 East Carolina    2 12 35 12 1992 Trade - Phoenix
Ken Ruettgers       75    T 6- 5 290 USC              9  9 31 16 1985 Draft - 1st round
Sterling Sharpe     84   WR 5-11 210 South Carolina   6  6 28 16 1988 Draft - 1st round
Wayne Simmons       59   LB 6- 2 245 Clemson          1  1 23 14 1993 Draft - 1st round
Joe Sims            68   OL 6- 3 310 Nebraska         2  3 24 13 1992 FA - Atl (1991)
John Stephens       32   RB 6- 1 215 NW Louisiana St  1  6 27  5 1993 Trade - N.England
George Teague       31    S 6- 1 187 Alabama          1  1 22 16 1993 Draft - 1st round
April 6 : Reggie White Signs With Green Bay
Reggie White's 37-day whirlwind tour ended Tuesday when the NFL's most prized free agent chose to play in the league's smallest city with the Green Bay Packers. White, a seven-time All-Pro defensive end with the Philadelphia Eagles, was wooed by the San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns and Packers, among others. His contract calls for $17 million over four years, including $9 million in the first year, half in a signing bonus and half in salary, a source said. "There wasn't any place he didn't visit that he didn't like," said Jimmy Sexton, White's agent. White, 31, said his first priority in finding a team was one that would give him a chance to win a Super Bowl before he retires. White's choices included Washington, San Francisco and Dallas, but the 49ers and Super Bowl champion Cowboys had financial limitations, while the Redskins offered $14 million over four years. Washington's concern was the salary cap, which will almost certainly take effect next year. The 49ers were limited by free agent restrictions because they were among the league's final four teams this year. The 49ers had a $19.5 million, five-year deal on the table, but most of the money was at the end of an non-guaranteed contract. "He was afraid that they'd wake up one morning saying, 'We can't afford a 34-year-old defensive lineman making $5 million and cut him.'" Sexton said. "Then we'd have to do all this again." "I felt the dollars offered by Green Bay were just far too much to overcome," 49ers president Carmen Policy said. "Without guaranteeing the contract; which we couldn't do, we couldn't come close to matching the deal." So Green Bay prevailed, its main attractions being money and coach Mike Holmgren, who took over last year and helped the Packers improve from 4-12 to 9-7. "He liked everyone he met up there in Green Bay. He just hit it off with Mike Holmgren," Sexton said "They're both straightforward guys and they had instant chemistry. He was very close to Buddy Ryan in Philadelphia and he felt the same way about Mike. In the end, it came down to him wanting to play somewhere where he knew he would finish his career. It was the best choice for him with money and they did an incredible job impressing him. It was hard, really hard He was impressed with the field, he was impressed with the new indoor facility." Green Bay is planning to build a $3 million indoor practice facility with completion set for April 1994.
TRADES AND TRANSACTIONS
MARCH 31 - Traded a future draft choice (1993 4th-round) to NEW ENGLAND for RB John Stephens
APRIL 5 - Traded a future draft choice (1993 5th-round) to NY JETS for QB Ken O'Brien
APRIL 25 - Traded a 1993 3rd-round draft choice to LA RAIDERS for a 1993 3rd-round choice (T Earl Dotson, through New Orleans) and a 1993 6th-round selection (T Paul Hutchins)
APRIL 25 - Traded a 1993 2nd-round draft choice, a 1993 2nd-round draft choice (from San Francisco),  a 1993 fourth-rounder (through Atlanta), and a 1993 8th-round selection to DALLAS for a 1993 1st- (S George Teague) and 4th-round (later dealt to Chi. Bears)
APRIL 26 - Traded CB Dave McCloughan to SEATTLE for a 1993 sixth-round draft choice (CB Doug Evans)
AUGUST 24 - Traded a 1994 7th-round draft choice to DENVER for G Doug Widell
1993 IN REVIEW
Last year, Brett Favre gave the Packers a playoff-caliber offense. This year, DE Reggie White joined the Green and Gold and gave them a playoff-caliber defense. White signed a 4-yard, $17-million deal in April, shocking the NFL. Green Bay's defense improved from 23rd to 2nd, its highest finish since 1972. This turnaround came about despite the loss of LB Brian Noble, whose career ended in Week Two with a knee injury. For the first time since the NFL went to a 16-game schedule in 1978, the Packers held opponents to an average of less than 300 yards per game. WR Sterling Sharpe had another spectacular season, breaking his own NFL record with 112 receptions. Favre did not have the season many expected. He threw 24 interceptions and showed he had much to learn. Green Bay clinched its first playoff berth since 1982 in Week 15, and had a chance to win the NFC Central when they met the Lions in the finale. Detroit won 30-20, and the Packers went into the playoffs as a wild-card.
PACKERS AND FREE AGENCY
The first free agent period, which began in 1993, was ushered in with perhaps the biggest impact signing of all time. The Packers gave defensive lineman Reggie White a 4-year deal worth $17 million. He amassed 68 ½ sacks in six seasons with Green Bay and led the Packers to a Super Bowl win. White was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. The Packers have not made many bad decisions, and some of their decisions not to sign players turned out to be wise:
* DESMOND HOWARD (1997 - Signed a 4-year, $6 million deal with Oakland) - Howard broke the single-season record for punt return yards in Super Bowl XXXI. He was named the Super Bowl MVP after returning a kickoff for a touchdown, and then left for the Raiders, with the promise that Oakland would use him as a wide receiver. The former Heisman Trophy winner caught six passes for 46 yards during his two seasons with the Raiders. He did return two punts for touchdowns in 1998, but his two-year total of 751 punt return yards didn't even match his 1996 season.
* DOUG EVANS (1997 - Signed a 5-year, $22.5 deal with Carolina) - Evans was another Super Bowl member who cashed in after the game. He played four years in Carolina, picking off 14 passes in 57 games.
* MARCO RIVERA (2005 - Signed 5-year, $20 million deal with Dallas) - On the heels of three consecutive Pro Bowls with Green Bay, Rivera's signing bonus of $9 million equaled the largest ever given to a guard at that point. Although he missed just two games in two seasons as a Cowboy, he underwent two back operations during that time and was cut after the '06 season. With Rivera on the way out, Dallas signed Leonard Davis to a seven-year, $49.6 million contract with $18.75 million guaranteed.
* AHMAN GREEN (2007 - Signed 4-year, $23 million deal with Houston) - After averaging 4.5 yards per rush over seven seasons for the Packers, Ahman Green entered the market looking for a big contract.  Although he had just sustained a serious injury, the Texans felt the need to sign him. Over 2 seasons, Green played in 14 games and had five touchdowns. He was released in February 2009, played briefly with Green Bay, and headed to the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks.
THE BIGGEST FREE AGENT BUST FOR THE PACKERS
* JOE JOHNSON (2002 - Signed a 6-year, $33 million deal with Green Bay) - A two-time Pro Bowl defensive end with the Saints, Johnson was guaranteed $14 million over the first three seasons of this deal. He only lasted two seasons, making two sacks and 12 tackles in just in 11 games.
OTHER MAJOR SIGNINGS
* DE SEAN JONES (1994) - Signed a a three-year, $7.8 million contract
* DT SANTANA DOTSON (1996) - Signed a three-year, $4.8 million contract
* CB CHARLES WOODSON (2006) - Signed a seven-year deal for $52.7 million, including $10.5 million in the first year
1993 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (1-4)
JULY (0-1)                             RESULT       RECORD    ATT STARTING QB             LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
31 CANTON-LOS ANGELES RAIDERS         L  3-19       0- 1-0 23,863 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (18)       Ken O'Brien (131)           Sterling Sharpe (4-36)
AUGUST (1-3)
7  M-KANSAS CITY CHIEFS               L 21-29       0- 2-0 51,655 Brett Favre             Marcus Wilson (28)          Mark Brunell (139)          Sanjay Beach (4-42)
14 MADISON-NEW ORLEANS SAINTS         L 17-26       0- 3-0 59,523 Brett Favre             John Stephens (59)          Brett Favre (67)            Sanjay Beach (3-35)
20 at New England Patriots            L 17-21       0- 4-0 24,909 Brett Favre             Dexter McNabb (27)          Brett Favre (152)           Edgar Bennett (5-30)
27 G-INDIANAPOLIS COLTS               W 41-10       1- 4-0 56,811 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (30)       Brett Favre (235)           Jackie Harris (5-79)
1993 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (9-7)
SEPTEMBER (2-2)
5  M-LOS ANGELES RAMS (0-0)           W 36- 6       1- 0-0 54,648 Brett Favre             John Stephens (75)          Brett Favre (264)           Sterling Sharpe (7-120)
12 G-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (1-0)        L 17-20       1- 1-0 59,061 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (26)          Brett Favre (111)           Sterling Sharpe (7-72)
19 Bye Week
26 at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)         L 13-15       1- 2-0 61,077 Brett Favre             John Stephens (62)          Brett Favre (150)           Edgar Bennett (6-49)
OCTOBER (3-1)
3  at Dallas Cowboys (1-2)            L 14-36       1- 3-0 63,568 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (23)       Brett Favre (174)           Edgar Bennett (8-61)
10 G-DENVER BRONCOS (3-1)             W 30-27       2- 3-0 58,943 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (34)          Brett Favre (235)           Sterling Sharpe (10-70)
17 Bye Week
24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-4)      W 37-14       3- 3-0 47,354 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (105)      Brett Favre (268)           Sterling Sharpe (10-147)
31 G-CHICAGO BEARS (3-3)              W 17- 3       4- 3-0 58,945 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (68)       Brett Favre (136)           Sterling Sharpe (7-75)
NOVEMBER (3-1)
8  at Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)        L 16-23       4- 4-0 76,742 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (51)       Brett Favre (213)           Sterling Sharpe (7-76)
14 at New Orleans Saints (6-2)        W 19-17       5- 4-0 69,043 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (25)          Brett Favre (150)           Sterling Sharpe (6-79)
21 M-DETROIT LIONS (7-2)              W 26-17       6- 4-0 55,119 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (73)       Brett Favre (259)           Sterling Sharpe (7-75)
28 G-TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (3-7)       W 13-10       7- 4-0 56,995 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (43)       Brett Favre (159)           Sterling Sharpe (6-43)
DECEMBER (3-1)
5  at Chicago Bears (6-5)             L 17-30       7- 5-0 62,236 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (35)          Brett Favre (402)           Sterling Sharpe (10-114)
12 at San Diego Chargers (6-6)        W 20-13       8- 5-0 57,930 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (59)          Brett Favre (146)           Sterling Sharpe (7-65)
19 M-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-7)          L 17-21       8- 6-0 54,773 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (40)       Brett Favre (256)           Sterling Sharpe (6-106)
26 G-LOS ANGELES RAIDERS (9-5)        W 28- 0       9- 6-0 54,482 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (101)      Brett Favre (190)           Sterling Sharpe (7-119)
JANUARY 1994 (0-1)
2  at Detroit Lions (9-6)             L 20-30       9- 7-0 77,510 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (68)       Brett Favre (190)           Edgar Bennett (6-52)
1993 PLAYOFFS (1-1) 
NFC WILDCARD PLAYOFF
8  at Detroit Lions (10-6)            W 28-24              68,479 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (41)       Brett Favre (204)           Sterling Sharpe (5-101)
NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF
16 at Dallas Cowboys (12-4)           L 17-27              64,790 Brett Favre             Darrell Thompson (28)       Brett Favre (331)           Edgar Bennett (9-53)
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
Brett Favre in training camp (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
"We were looking back at this “Spring 1993” issue of Packer Update (published by the team), and it was fun to recall the time after the first Wolf/Holmgren season when it seemed almost possible for Packer fans to envision a time that the team would actually be successful again. There are some interesting articles, and probably some events and people you’ve maybe forgotten." (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
Packers DE Reggie White is chased by fans during 1993 Packers training camp at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisc. (Source: John Biever/SI)
THE PACKERS! (1993) : "Published to commemorate the Green Bay Packers’ 75th anniversary season in 1993, The Packers! Seventy-Five Seasons of Memories and Mystique in Green Bay includes the entire history of the team at that time — through the 1992 season. There are a few images of Ron Wolf, Mike Holmgren, and Brett Favre, but Reggie White had yet to play his first regular season game for the green and gold. It contains hundreds of historical images, but suffers two major flaws in our opinion. First, many images have no captions, and many suffer from poor quality color separation and/or printing. Other than that, it was a great document of the team up until the ’93 season, but finding a copy seems to be more difficult than many of the books we’ve featured so far." - Packerville, USA for more pictures and content
The 1993 Green Bay Packers - 9-7 (T-2nd - NFC Central)
Head Coach: Mike Holmgren