Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn (30) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the 3rd quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers, 'handful of other teams' talking to John Kuhn

Green Bay Packers free agent fullback John Kuhn was able to hit the open market this offseason, as the Packers didn’t do much to try and keep the veteran lead-blocker off of the open waters. The Packers, however, have recently shown pretty strong interest in wanting Kuhn back, as it’s clear that he doesn’t have much of a market as a 32-year-old fullback. Even the best of fullbacks like Vonta Leach are expendable, but it would still be nice to see Kuhn return to the Packers organization.

Per an “NFL source” close to Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Kuhn could sign with a team this week, as the Packers “have remained in steady contact” with Kuhn ever since free agency started, and a “handful of other teams” have also shown interest in the fullback.

Kuhn is nothing more than a short-yardage guy who can contribute as a lead-blocker, and it’s clear to me that it’s best for him to return to the Packers organization, unless if somebody is willing to pay more money. He probably won’t earn anything more than the veteran minimum on a one or two-year deal, and he has consistently seen his role as a rusher on the team decline over the past several seasons, and there’s very little need for him in short-yardage situations anymore. Still, he’s nice to have around, and it will be interesting to see if he stays with the Packers.

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