Tim Barnes has quietly been a solid player throughout his career.
The 29-year-old center enjoyed a quality career with the Rams before being signed by the 49ers this past offseason.
Barnes would provide Mike McCarthy with the kind of flexibility from the center position that the team has enjoyed for years.
Mike McCarthy’s teams have enjoyed having two starting caliber centers for the majority of his tenure as head coach.
Barnes is the type of low-risk-high-reward player that the Packers could have used.
Rather than relying on Lucas Patrick, Kyle Murphy, or Kofi Amichia, Ted Thompson should have bought a cheap insurance policy and brought in Barnes on a short-term deal, in addition to Jahri Evans.