4 former Packers gamers who’re nonetheless surprisingly free brokers
Inexperienced Bay Packers followers should be questioning why these 4 former gamers are nonetheless accessible in free company this late into the offseason.
There’s clearly one former Green Bay Packers participant who the Cheeseheads could have a detailed eye on all through at the least the 2023 season with Aaron Rodgers now on the New York Jets whereas Jordan Love takes over in Inexperienced Bay. On the subject of former gamers that wore the inexperienced and gold, it doesn’t get any larger than maybe the best quarterback in franchise historical past suiting up for a brand new staff.
Having stated that, we’re late into the offseason. The draft is accomplished and the majority of free company has concluded as nicely. And but, in contrast to Rodgers, there are some gamers who Packers followers are greater than accustomed to due to their respective occasions in Inexperienced Bay who haven’t been signed.
Let’s check out 4 of those former Packers who haven’t but landed on a brand new staff and maybe attempt to perceive why that’s the case as nicely — and if Inexperienced Bay ought to think about bringing them again into the fold.
Packers: 4 former gamers who’re surprisingly nonetheless free brokers
4. Marcedes Lewis, TE
Simply turning 39 years outdated final week, that in all probability has quite a bit to do with the rationale that Marcedes Lewis remains to be accessible in free company. On the identical time, although, once you have a look at his play lately, it’s nonetheless stunning that somebody hasn’t added him to the roster at this level.
Make no mistake, what Lewis gives as a receiver within the fashionable NFL and at his age is extraordinarily restricted. Outdoors of the crimson zone, you would possibly see him focused sufficient occasions to rely in your fingers all through your complete season. That’s not why he’s caught round, although. Lewis has been and stays an above-average blocker each in opposition to the run and the cross. That may’t be underestimated as primarily having a sixth offensive lineman that may additionally catch balls in a pinch.
When the early rumblings of Rodgers to the Jets began, there was reported curiosity for New York to convey Lews is, which most laughed at contemplating that he match the invoice of one of many quarterback’s pals that he’d wish to play with. Nevertheless, he additionally would’ve made sense for the Jets as they don’t essentially have a participant precisely of his ilk on the roster.
That’s the case for a number of groups all through the league. I don’t know for positive if the Packers would have an interest, however re-signing him isn’t the worst concept both as they attempt to coach up and develop younger rookies Tucker Kraft and Luke Musgrave. In any case, although, the expectation ought to nonetheless be that Marcedes Lewis will land someplace earlier than too lengthy.