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Charles Leno Should Be A Packer

The Packers might be in some trouble along the trenches. They have lost multiple offensive tackles during the NFL’s free agency period, including five-time All-Pro David Bakhtiari, who Green Bay parted ways with after 11 seasons. There isn’t much depth behind tackles Rasheed Walker and Zach Tom, who are both just 24 years of age. The front office needs to be more aggressive and add a veteran for depth purposes.

A veteran tackle such as Charles Leno, who was released by Washington a few weeks ago, is looking for a new home. Green Bay should be interested in adding him. Here is why:


Quality Experience 

Leno has seen a lot in his 10-year career. The former seventh-round pick has started 141 out of the 149 career games that he has played in. He has been a predominant starter each of the last nine seasons and became a Pro-Bowler while with the Bears in 2018. Prior to last season with the Commanders, he played eight consecutive full seasons and played 100% of the offensive snaps in six of the last seven seasons before 2023. Along the offensive line, that is not at all an easy thing to do. Finally, he has seven years of experience playing in the NFC North, so he knows the division really well.


How He’d Fit In Green Bay

The former All-Mountain West star appears to still be a quality starter on the edge. So, who is to say if he would interested in playing more of a reserve role or not? But the Packers are in need of a lot of help when it comes to offensive line depth. Also, guard Elgton Jenkins is the team’s most experienced offensive lineman, and he is only 28. If the 32-year-old Leno would be okay as more of a role player and mentor on a team that is ready to win the Super Bowl now, a one-year deal for $4 million could make the most sense. A cheap and smart move for a team that needs an answer to their depth issue.


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