Five free agents the Packers should keep an eye on

Quinn Gray, QB–Gray was a reliable backup for the Jacksonville Jaguars who is young and has a lot of potential.

 Brandon Chillar, LB–Chillar, who has played for the St. Louis Rams since being drafted in the 4th round of the 2004 NFL draft, is a very agressive linebacker who could add some depth at linebacker and maybe even challenge Brady Poppinga for a starting job.  Even if Chillar were to remain a backup, he would undoubtedly make a significant impact on special teams.  If Tracy White, Green Bay’s special team standout and backup linebacker, signs with Denver or Pittsburgh (both of whom are very interested in White), then Chillar will be even more attractive to Green Bay.

Mark Brunell, QB–Brunell, a former backup to Favre, could return to Green Bay and serve as a mentor and backup to the young quarterbacks on Green Bay’s roster.  The Packers have made contact with Brunell to discuss this possibility.

 Eric Johnson, TE–Eric Johnson is a relatively young player with a good deal of upside at a position where the Packers desperately need some depth.  Currently, Donald Lee and the injured Tory Humphrey are the only tight ends on Green Bay’s roster.  Regardless of whether the Packers sign a tight end in free agency, they will likely draft at least one tight end in April as well.

Corey Smith, DE–Corey Smith is a speedy pass rusher who could play opposite Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila in passing situations.  If the Packers are willing to pay relatively big money for a player who would not be playing on the majority of defensive snaps, then Smith would be an excellent addition to the Packers defensive line.

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One response to “Five free agents the Packers should keep an eye on

  1. Yes, Brunell is a GREAT idea!!!

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