Packers News: Yosh Nijman signs tender, Jordan Love era begins

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The Green Bay Packers have another potential starter back in 2023.

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, tackle Yosh Nijman has signed his restricted free agent second-round tender, and he will earn $4.3 million this season.

It's an important move for the Packers, as Nijman has been a valuable starter along the offensive line. He has made 21 starts over the past two seasons, including 13 in 2022.

One of Nijman's biggest strengths is his versatility. He can play at both tackle positions.

Nijman will compete with second-year Zach Tom for a starting job this season. Even if Tom wins the right tackle job, Nijman's ability to play both positions will make him so valuable to the team.

Getting him back this season is great news for the Packers offense.

Other Packers news and notes

Jordan Love era underway as Packers begin offseason program

Green Bay started its offseason program on Monday, and the new QB1 was in attendance. Aaron Rodgers might still be under contract, but this felt like the first official day of the Jordan Love era.

The road to the 2023 season begins. Many key starters were there on day one of the offseason program, including Christian Watson, Aaron Jones, Kenny Clark, and Preston Smith.

As expected, Aaron Rodgers wasn't there. But the fact he's still under contract could lead to an awkward situation.

Packers have virtual visit with top tight end prospect

Based on their pre-draft visits, the Packers seem to be showing significant interest in the tight end class. And understandably so.

According to Justin Melo of The Draft Network, the Packers had a virtual visit with Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta.

LaPorta could be an option for the Packers in the second round of the draft. He has the talent to start from Day 1 in Green Bay.

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