As expected, the Green Bay Packers have renewed acquaintances with tackle Mark Tauscher.
Tauscher spent nine seasons in Green Bay, rising from seventh-round pick to first-year starter. But he had been lingering on the free-agent shelf, after getting a recent sniff from the Chiefs.
He provides needed help along an offensive line that was allowed 20 sacks of quarterback Aaron Rodgers in four games.
And though the move was expected last week, the Packers wisely waited until the day after their bye, which allowed them to not pay him for a week of no football.
To create a roster spot for Tauscher, the Packers placed cornerback Will Blackmon on injured reserve. Blackmon tore up his knee during Monday night’s loss to the Vikings.