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5 Free Agents the Green Bay Packers Should Still Sign

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5 Free Agents the Green Bay Packers Should Still Sign

Green Bay Packers Free Agency
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The Green Bay Packers have already made several significant signings in free agency. In fact, retaining Sam Shields, B.J. Raji, Andrew Quarless and James Starks is a huge step in the right direction. The addition of Julius Peppers should do wonders for Green Bay’s pass rush as well. Hopefully, the Packers are not done in free agency and there’s still a desire to sign at least one more player. Check out five candidates Green Bay should consider.

5. Jim Leonhard

Jim Leonhard
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5. Jim Leonhard

Jim Leonhard
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We can all agree that the Packers’ top priority is an upgrade at the safety position. Green Bay will select a safety in one of the first two rounds of the draft. Therefore, a safety the Packers sign in free agency should be a reliable veteran at a decent price. Jim Leonhard has said he would like to finish his career with the Packers. He will be able to teach the younger defensive backs while he will bring valuable competition to the team.

4. Pat Angerer

Pat Angerer
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4. Pat Angerer

Pat Angerer
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Another position that will be upgraded in the draft is inside linebacker. However, Green Bay must consider acquiring a player in free agency who could bring depth to the position. Even though Pat Angerer has dealt with various injuries the past two seasons, he’s a serious tackling machine. In fact, the price the Packers would get Angerer for is a steal. His durability could be a liability, but the fact is he has tremendous upside.

3. Brian De La Puente

Brian De La Puente
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3. Brian De La Puente

Brian De La Puente
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With Evan Dietrich-Smith now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay must figure out a way to replace him at center. Brian de la Puente is a versatile offensive lineman with many talents. He excels as a pass protector, run blocker and scree-pass blocker. The 28-year-old has plenty left in the tank and could be a staple for the Packers’ offensive line for many years to come.

2. Ryan Clark

Ryan Clark
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2. Ryan Clark

Ryan Clark
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Ryan Clark has recorded over 100 tackles in each of the past three seasons. He also has five interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one sack in that span. Clark is quickly approaching the end of his career, but the reality is he can still play the game at a high level. The Packers would benefit from his veteran experience in the locker room and overwhelming talent on the gridiron. He’s someone Green Bay must truly consider.

1. Owen Daniels

Owen Daniels
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1. Owen Daniels

Owen Daniels
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It’s certainly nice Quarless will remain with the team. However, the Packers need a legitimate offensive threat who would be reliable when it comes to moving the chains. Owen Daniels would give Aaron Rodgers one more weapon on a team that is loaded with them. He’s got great hands, racks up yards after the catch and he knows his way around the end zone.