Packers: 3 free agents to consider signing ahead of Week 3

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3. TE Delanie Walker

I can’t see this one happening as the Packers will most likely prefer to develop their young tight ends, but given the lack of production at the position so far this season, signing a veteran like Delanie Walker might not be such a bad year.

After two games, Aaron Rodgers has only targeted his tight ends five times, with the group combining for 41 yards and a touchdown from four catches. And when Rodgers has thrown their way, too often they haven’t come up with the play. Robert Tonyan and Jace Sternberger both had costly drops in Week 2, although Tonyan did bounce back with a touchdown catch.

The Packers absolutely shouldn’t give up on their young tight ends. Sternberger can become a consistent receiving threat in the future. He failed to bring in some simple catches on Sunday but he can fix that.

However, the Packers are 2-0 and thinking about the Super Bowl. Walker is a three-time Pro Bowler and is available. He wouldn’t need to come in and play on every snap, but he would give the Packers another talented receiving option. Walker could make a difference and importantly, he’d bring a lot of experience to this offense.

It wouldn’t be the first time Walker had played in a Matt LaFleur offense, either. They were both in Tennessee in 2018. Although Walker only played one game that season, he still would’ve gained familiarity with LaFleur’s scheme.

The Packers will likely roll with their young tight ends, which is understandable, but Walker could help the offense in the short term.

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