The Patriots may be parting ways with nose tackle Vince Wilfork and his loss would necessitate some action to address his absence in the middle of the line.
One option on that front has visited with the Patriots. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that former Vikings defensive tackle Letroy Guion has visited with the team. Tomasson adds that Guion is set to visit the Packers on Sunday unless he signs with a team before making his way to Green Bay.
He’s coming off a poor year for the Vikings that saw him pick up 21 tackles and a sack in 13 games for the Vikings and has always been one of the lesser parts of a rotation in Minnesota. In other words, Guion’s not going to be mistaken for Wilfork.
Not many available defensive tackles are going to be mistaken for Wilfork, though, and that may force the Patriots to go with a variety of players when and if they wind up releasing the mainstay of their defense. Chris Jones, Joe Vellano, Sealver Siliga and Tommy Kelly are already on the roster and could be part of such a rotation.
In Green Bay, Guion would be an alternative in the even the Packers lose B.J. Raji, Johnny Jolly and Ryan Pickett as free agents.