Packers News: Muhammad Wilkerson draws interest

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28: Muhammad Wilkerson
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 28: Muhammad Wilkerson /

The Green Bay Packers have interest in Muhammad Wilkerson, and Sam Shields is planning his return to the NFL. That and more news and analysis in Tuesday’s Packers News Report.

Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report for Tuesday, March 6.

New general manager Brian Gutekunst said he wants to be more aggressive in free agency this year, and he’ll get an opportunity prior to the start of the new league year to prove it. With Muhammad Wilkerson becoming a free agent, the Green Bay Packers could be a great landing spot. More on that in a moment.

Tuesday’s Packers News Report also features the latest news on Sam Shields, the Packers’ offseason blueprint and more. Let’s get started.

Packers news and notes from around FanSided

Report: Packers to meet with free agent Muhammad Wilkerson

Imagine a defensive line featuring Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark and Muhammad Wilkerson. That could soon become a reality. The New York Jets have officially released Wilkerson, and it’s been reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that it’s likely he’ll have a visit in Green Bay. It’s easy to see why there would be interest from the Pack. New defensive coordinator Mike Pettine worked with Wilkerson at the Jets.

Report: Sam Shields to meet with Browns, Rams

Sam Shields has played just one regular season game since the start of the 2016 season. He didn’t have a team in 2017. But Shields is hoping to make a comeback this year, and will reportedly visit with the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams.

Offseason blueprint: Free agency targets, mock draft

With free agency just a week away, Lombardi Ave’s Evan Siegel lists some free agency targets for the Pack, and then makes his latest draft predictions.

More news and notes from around the internet

Here’s why Muhammad Wilkerson is worth considering for Green Bay [The Power Sweep – Gary Zilavy]

Packers need better backup plan in case disaster hits Aaron Rodgers again [ESPN – Rob Demovsky]

Martellus Bennett was NOT the worst free agent signing of 2017 [Acme Packing Company – Evan “Tex” Western]

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