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Posted: July 15 2019,04:56

The jury is still out on last yearís fifth-round pick as he looks to make his Lambeau Field debut Jace Sternberger Jersey 2019 , but he should bring versatility and competition to the offensive line.-WisconsinWith uncertainty at the right guard position last offseason, the Green Bay Packers entered the 2018 NFL Draft without a clear-cut starter on the roster. Ultimately, they added late-May signee Seale to describe Madison following his selection last April. Seale felt strongly that Madison could play guard despite making all of his college starts at tackle because of his length, strength, and footwork. He also characterized Madison as a ďmeanĒ person on the football field with competitiveness, a trait desired at the guard position. With his experience in a heavy passing system at Washington State, Madisonís pass blocking was favorable for transitioning into the Green Bay system last year.The reinstatement of Madison, if he can live up to Sealeís scouting report, would be a vital addition to the Green Bay line. But it should not deter the Packers from continuing to add competition up front this draft season, especially at tackle.Guard has seemingly been solidified with Lane Taylor and Turner entrenched as the current starters Color Rush Jace Sternberger Jersey , and McCray and Patrick making up the depth behind them. Bakhtiari, Bryan Bulaga, and Jason Spriggs form the teamís top tackle options, along with last yearís undrafted free agent keep Alex Light. Center Corey Linsley will start again in 2019, but the Packers did not carry a true backup center on the roster last season.Green Bay went with nine offensive linemen on the initial 53-man roster in 2018 and there are 10 names already listed above, counting Madison. Yet, it is imperative for the Packers to begin adding talent to the line with the tackle position exposed in recent seasons and Bulaga entering a contract year. Madisonís ability to help in this role is something that will not be known until training camp, but should not be counted on. Expect the Packers to continue exploring second-day tackle prospects such as Ole Missís Greg Little and Washingtonís Kaleb McGary who have already made the trip to Green Bay as part of the teamís 30 allowed visits.Even as Madisonís impact remains unknown for the Packers next season and beyond, his decision to come back to football is a good thing for Green Bay. It is an opportunity for the organization to see what it has in its former fifth-round pick after all, and with some luck that pick could pay dividends in the Packersí long-term plans as well. But for now Cheap Jace Sternberger Jersey , despite many possible roster acquisitions between now and the start of the preseason slate, Madisonís return simply represents the addition of a once-promising young player to a position requiring extra competition. The Packers are meeting with another young free agent defender, this time one who plays in the trenches."The Green Bay Packers threw the moneybags around at the start of free agency this season, picking up four key players, including three sure-fire starters on defense, in the early days of the legal tampering period. Since then, activities have quieted down, with the only significant action being the re-signing of a couple of notable players like tight end Marcedes Lewis and Geronimo Allison.However, as fansí attention shifts over to the 2019 NFL Draft, general manager Brian Gutekunst and company are still looking into free agents. On Wednesday Jace Sternberger Jersey Womens , the Packers are hosting defensive tackle and unrestricted free agent Rodney Gunter on a visit, according to ESPNís Adam Schefter. This will be Gunterís third time visiting Green Bay; he was most recently in town as a member of the Arizona Cardinals when they played at Lambeau Field in December, and he took an official pre-draft visit with the Packers before the 2015 Draft.Arizona selected Gunter, who played college football at Delaware State, in the fourth round of that yearís selection meeting. Since then, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound Gunter has played in every game. However, after starting 11 games at nose tackle as a rookie while filling in for an injured teammate, he was largely reduced to a rotational role in 2016 and 2017. Last fall was his breakout year, though Jace Sternberger Green Bay Packer , as he returned to the starting lineup for ten games and set career highs in every category. Gunter racked up 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and 44 total tackles, while adding nine quarterback hits and 11 tackles for loss.Based on his size and build, Gunter appears to be an ideal fit for the Packers at the five-technique defensive end position, while also pitching in as an interior rusher on passing downs. His experience playing on the nose and the 3-technique position also indicate the versatility to line up in a variety of spots. At just 27 years of age, Gunter fits the trend of the Packersí signings this offseason ó relatively young players seeking their second NFL contracts who appear to be trending upward.If the Packers do elect to sign Gunter, that probably will signal the end of the road for Muhammad Wilkerson in Green Bay. The Packers have around $14 million in salary cap space, and with their 2019 NFL Draft class left to sign and a few more million earmarked as a cushion for the regular season, there is not much left over to work with. Still Jace Sternberger Jersey 2019 , a good player like Gunter is always worth investigating, particularly if his asking price is relatively low. If he were to sign with the Packers, Gunter would at worst provide the team with another talented player on the defensive line who can rotate in with Kenny Clark, Mike Daniels, and Dean Lowry.
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