The Green Bay Packers are getting younger on offense, but Keisean Nixon and Rasul Douglas are hoping they will bring back one veteran.
This offseason, the Packers have moved on from several veteran starters on offense, including Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Robert Tonyan. They are moving forward with a younger receiving corps. Green Bay drafted two tight ends and three wide receivers.
They join receivers Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Samori Toure, who were all draft picks a year ago.
However, there is one Packers free agent still available: Marcedes Lewis.
Lewis has spent the past five seasons with the Packers after playing the first 12 years of his NFL career in Jacksonville. He has dominated as a blocker in Green Bay while also contributing with 57 catches for 582 yards and six touchdowns.
Two of Lewis' Packers teammates -- cornerbacks Keisean Nixon and Rasul Douglas -- want to see him back in Green Bay.
Keisean Nixon and Rasul Douglas take to Twitter to make Packers free agency request
Nixon and Douglas have been two of the Packers' best free agency additions in recent years.
Green Bay signed Nixon to a one-year deal last year, and he became a first-team All-Pro as a returner. The Packers brought in Douglas during the 2021 season, and he would lead the team in interceptions and land a multi-year contract.
And they both want Marcedes Lewis back in Green Bay. Keisean Nixon tweeted that he wants to see No. 89 back with the Packers.
Despite drafting two tight ends, re-signing Lewis could make a lot of sense. Along with his dominant blocking ability that would help a young offense, Lewis could also help rookies Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft adapt from the college game.
Lewis would also give Jordan Love an excellent red-zone target, making life easier for the Packers' new starting quarterback.
For all of Lewis' talent on the field, one of his greatest assets is his leadership. Responding to Nixon's tweet, Rasul Douglas highlighted this.
The Packers want to get younger on offense, and that makes sense. They have a new-look receiving corps that can grow together with Jordan Love.
However, having a few experienced veterans to lean on would help the young players. The Packers have that in David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, and Aaron Jones, but bringing back Lewis, a great leader with 17 years of NFL experience, could help the young talent.
Lewis remains a free agent and his future is unclear. If he is interested in returning to Green Bay, Brian Gutekunst should give him a call.