According to a few sources, including ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Green Bay Packers have come to an agreement with free agent defensive tackle Letroy Guion. The deal is reported to be for one year. Terms have not yet been disclosed.
Guion most recently was with the Minnesota Vikings. Typically at this time of year, we’re talking about former Packers who have become Vikings and this time, the Packers are on the receiving end of such a transaction.
Guion was a fifth-round draft pick of the Vikings in 2008 and will turn 27 this summer. He has appeared in at least 13 games in each of the past four seasons. 2013 appeared to be one of Guion’s more productive years as he tallied a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass defended along with three tackles for no gain or a loss.
With Guion’s deal only being for one year, it’s far from a certainty that he will be on the team when this season begins. Two years ago, the Packers signed veteran defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, albeit under different circumstances, and he was unable to crack the team’s final roster.
The move could also signal the Packers’ intentions with regards to Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly, both of whom are unrestricted free agents and who have spent the majority of their careers with the Packers. Pickett has said that he wants to return this season and so far, does not appear to have received much attention on the market. Jolly was just recently cleared to begin working out after neck fusion surgery in January.
This is the second outside free agent move in the past three days after the Packers and general manager Ted Thompson were quiet on the first few days of the new league year. On Saturday, news broke that the Packers had signed defensive end Julius Peppers to a three-year deal.
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