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Chris Canty set for visit to Green Bay

Free agent and former New York Giants defensive end Chris Canty is set to visit the Packers Wednesday and Thursday, this according to his agent Brad Bland.

Canty, 30, was cut by the New York Giants last week in a cap space saving move. Canty has gotten a lot of early interest from not only the Packers, but the Kansas City Chiefs, Jacksonville Jaguares, Tennessee Titans (who have reportedly offered him a contract already) and the Seattle Seahawks. According to NBC Sports, Canty has also given the Carolina Panthers the impression that he would give them a “home town discount” in order to sign there. Canty, of course, was a high school football star in Charlotte, N.C.,  he’s been on record saying he would like to return home and play in Carolina.

There’s no secret that the Packers have struggled on defense the last few seasons, particularly on the defensive line.

The 6-foot-7, 317 pound Canty would give the Packers tremendous size up front and would naturally be able to clog up holes, making Desmond Bishop, A.J. Hawk and the other linebackers’ jobs much easier.

Canty, of course, has experience playing in the 3-4 defense, as he played with the Dallas Cowboys for four seasons where he had 102 tackles and 10 sacks while not missing a single game.

If you remember, the Packers were interested in signing Canty back in 2008. However, Canty was searching for more money than the stingy Packers were willing to give up, thus he signed in New York.

It’s early in the offseason process, however, according to Pro Football Central the Packers are the favorite amongst the interested teams to land the services of Canty.

If all goes well on Wednesday and Thursday, you could see the Packers offer Canty a contract.

Topics: A J Hawk, Chris Canty, Dallas Cowboys, Desmond Bishop, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Tennessee Titans

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  • http://www.facebook.com/imma.fubared Imma Fubared

    The Pack can’t get Canty, they have no money. Under zero circumstances can TT get into a bigging war. He is just under the cap with two top players getting peanuts right now. He may have to gutt the team to keep Rogers and Mathews.
    I would not be shocked if one of these leaves the team in the next two years because we can’t pay them what they are worth.
    Billionaire owners can push big contracts into the future knowing the money will be there when the time comes. TT can’t. As a community owned team he must pay as he goes. That only works so long then you MUST give up talented players like it or not. Jenkins, Wells, Favre and now probably Jennings and Findley too.
    You give up top talent and replace them with undrafted free agents. That game only goes so far when your competition is out there picking up experience free agents who help the team immediately.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.dickson.98871 John Dickson

      you clearly don’t realize how much money the packers make. They can be very creative with contracts, it they choose.

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