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Chris Canty set for visits with Packers and Jaguars

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Defensive lineman Chris Canty has gotten an offer from the Titans since his release from the Giants, but he’s not ready to stop looking for a new team to call his own.

Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that Canty will visit with the Packers and Jaguars after the combine comes to a close. The Packers had a lot of interest in Canty when he was a free agent after the 2008 season, but he wound up signing with the Giants instead of waiting on an offer from Green Bay. Things are working a bit differently this time, which might be an advantage of being able to look for jobs while those waiting for free agency have to refrain — publicly, at least — from exploring new opportunities.

The Jaguars have defensive lineman Terrance Knighton and George Selvie heading toward free agency and need to do a better job at both rushing the passer and stopping the run next season. Canty can fit in a variety of roles up front and would likely play tackle for Jacksonville while filling an end spot if he wound up in Green Bay.

Because General Manager Dave Gettleman worked for the Giants, there was some thought the Panthers would also be interested in Canty. As of now, though, we only know that he’s heard from Carolina players.

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7 Responses to “Chris Canty set for visits with Packers and Jaguars”
  1. rg3andout says: Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM

    he must not like winning if he chooses the jags, unless he wants to be in LA in a few years

  2. vik3z says: Feb 22, 2013 8:44 PM

    then again if he goes to the jags he wont be held responsible when the question of how to stop adrian peterson inevitably arises again next season for the packers

  3. glastron1 says: Feb 22, 2013 10:05 PM

    Sign with the Packers!

  4. ruthlssjag says: Feb 23, 2013 3:14 AM

    rg3andout says: Feb 22, 2013 6:36 PM

    he must not like winning if he chooses the jags, unless he wants to be in LA in a few years
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    WoW, so sad coming from a Redskin.. Good ole Danny boy “finally” has a QB after countless attempts & now this Skintag hatched out of his shell & “trys” to put another team down (smh in disgust).. You guys r just making yourselves look dumber & dumber!!

    OMG I just realized something.. isn’t RG3 currently rehabbing a bum knee?? Yaa lets see how that’ll work for u in 2013 chump…

  5. tangysizzl says: Feb 23, 2013 6:37 AM

    If hes looking for big money over the possiblity of adding more rings then he will sign with the Jags or the Titans. Anyone that knows Ted Thompson knows he won’t be the highest bidder for his services. Get ready for a “discount double check” Mr Canty.

  6. leatherface2012 says: Feb 23, 2013 9:06 AM

    sign with gb pull an injury in week 4 and be hailed as a hero 10 weeks later

  7. deltaoracle says: Feb 23, 2013 4:10 PM

    Doesn’t he want the career boost Peppers got by signing with the Bears?

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