The Packers turned to Don Barclay when injuries forced their starting tackles out of the lineup last season and he’ll reportedly be back with Green Bay for the 2016 season.
Barclay became an unrestricted free agent in early March, but no offer to entice him away from the Packers materialized. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that he’ll re-sign with the team in time to join them at Monday’s start to the offseason program.
Barclay started five games last season, splitting time between both tackle spots and struggling on both sides of the offensive line. He was more effective in 14 starts during the 2013 season, but tore his ACL in 2014 and the effects of the injury may have impacted him last season.
He’ll bid to be veteran depth over the rest of the offseason. It remains up in the air wheter another veteran free agent, fullback John Kuhn, will rejoin him in Green Bay. Kuhn’s agent says there are ongoing talks with the Packers and other teams, but that no immediate decision on where he’ll sign is expected.