Packers news: Green Bay interested in potential first-round QB?

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Three years ago, the Green Bay Packers shocked the world by drafting a quarterback in the first round. Surely they aren't planning on doing it again?

Probably not. However, they are reportedly due to meet with a potential first-round quarterback.

According to Matt Miller of ESPN, Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker has a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Packers later this week.

Miller added: "Does he go first round? Starting to think so."

While the Packers are unlikely to draft a quarterback in the first round, this is notable. They need a backup quarterback, so we shouldn't rule out the possibility of them drafting Hooker if he is available in the second or third round.

In 2008, Aaron Rodgers' first year as a starter, the Packers drafted quarterback Brian Brohm in the second round, 56th overall.

So it's certainly not out of the question that the Packers would consider drafting a quarterback on Day 2 this year. As we have seen repeatedly in recent years, history has a way of repeating itself in Green Bay.

Other Packers news and notes

Packers bring back another key special teams player

The Packers announced on Tuesday that they have re-signed safety Dallin Leavitt.

It's another move that will make Rich Bisaccia happy. Leavitt was an important player for Green Bay on special teams last season.

After the team had signed Tarvarius Moore and brought back Rudy Ford -- two players at the same position who also play special teams -- it seemed the Packers were moving on from Leavitt.

But they now have even more safety depth, and Green Bay's special teams gets a boost.

Can the Packers wait until later rounds for a safety?

The Packers still need help at safety, but as they have good depth at the position, Paul Bretl of Dairyland Express explains why their recent signings mean adding a safety in the early rounds is no longer a must.

Green Bay has Darnell Savage, Rudy Ford, Tarvarius Moore, Dallin Leavitt, and Tariq Carpenter on the roster.