With free agency only days away, I’ll be profiling some under-the-radar players who might be good fits for Green Bay.
A bevy of players have started games opposite Pro Bowl outside linebacker Clay Matthews in the past five seasons. The list includes Brad Jones, Erik Walden, Frank Zombo, Dezman Moses, Nick Perry and Mike Neal. Of that undistinguished group, Matthews’ best running mate might’ve been Zombo in 2010. The then rookie started eight games and recorded 38 tackles, 4 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. Zombo battled injuries for the next two seasons and never fulfilled his potential in Green Bay. The former Central Michigan star, who spent 2013 with the Chiefs, will be an unrestricted free agent next week, and the Packers might want to consider a reunion. Finally healthy, the 27-year-old did a solid job in five starts for Kansas City last season. I’m not suggesting general manager Ted Thompson bring Zombo in as a starter, but rather as an inexpensive and experienced backup. A team could do a lot worse. Heck, anyone who watched Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer knows that for a fact.