TE Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers
It seems strange that the San Diego Chargers seem to be in no hurry to re-sign Ladarius Green. A focus is to bring back Antonio Gates, but the 35-year-old didn’t put together a particularly convincing season after battling injuries. If the Chargers let Green out of town, the Packers should make a move.
Tight end is arguably the biggest need for the Packers. Mike McCarthy loves to feature his tight ends on offense, but lacks the personnel to create mismatches downfield. Richard Rodgers has his role, but a lack of speed is preventing him from making the next jump. It’s unlikely Andrew Quarless returns.
Green has always been in Gates’ shadow, but he finally got an opportunity to step into the spotlight while the 35-year-old nursed an injury in 2015. In the four games Gates missed that Green suited up for, he tallied 219 yards and three touchdowns.
With a bigger role in the Green Bay offense, he has the potential to become a key target for Aaron Rodgers. McCarthy would finally have a tight end capable of opening the middle of the field.
Considering how weak the draft class is at the position, the Packers might need to pay up in free agency.
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