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.