The Packers can’t be sure right now what, if anything, they’ll get from Jerel Worthy this year.
So they’re already looking at possible replacements, and according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, have “expressed interest” in 49ers defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois.
Jean-Francois is set to be an unrestricted free agent, after backing up at all three line positions for the 49ers. He got significant time when Justin Smith was out with an elbow injury down the stretch.
A former seventh-round pick, he’s hitting the market at a time when the 49ers have some bigger fish to fry (such as safety Dashon Goldson).
Worthy’s status is up in the air after ACL reconstruction after the season, and the Packers need to add depth up front. They’ve also been linked to Chris Canty, along with a number of other teams.