Green Bay Packers Citizen GM: Let’s talk free agents

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Packers’ offensive line coach James Campen (left) provides instruction for left tackle Marshall Newhouse

Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Marshall Newhouse: again, my intentions on Newhouse are clear: LET HIM GO. He already had way too many opportunities this season, though injuries to the offensive line played a huge part in that. Newhouse has been a revolving door on the line for far too long.

  1. Newhouse returns to GB if – every other lineman is swallowed by a humpback whale on vacation this offseason. The only other reason I could think that the Packers would bring him back is sheer fear that he will go to a rival team and be the Jeremy Ross of the offensive line.
  2. Newhouse walks if – all other linemen report to offseason camps, as usual. J.C. Tretter, Derek Sherrod and Bryan Bulaga are all on the upswing for their season-ending injuries and should be available to start clean for the 2014 season. With Bakhtiari coming on strong, Lang and Sitton as stable veterans and Dietrich-Smith a solid center, there is no reason Green Bay should feel the need to retain Newhouse … at all.