The Green Bay Packers don’t dabble in free agency much. Their only notable transaction of the past week was the re-signing of special teamer Jarrett Bush.
But with the market cooling and price tags lowering, G.M. Ted Thompson may be poised to make some moves.
Per Ty Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Packers have interest in free agent linebacker Manny Lawson, and the two sides “have been in discussions.”
While Lawson lacks ideal explosiveness rushing off the edge, he could be an upgrade on the likes of Erik Walden, Frank Zombo, and Brad Jones opposite Clay Matthews. As explained in our top-ten list of intriguing free agents left on the market, Lawson is an adept run-defending linebacker and excels in pass coverage.
Lawson is also the No. 60 overall player in the PFT Hot 100.