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Linebacker: Blake Cashman

Switching to a 4-3 defense requires good depth at linebacker, which the Packers don't currently have. And that's before the potential release of De'Vondre Campbell.

"We're going to have to add. There's not a lot of personnel changes we're going to have to make with the scheme change, but we'll probably have to carry a couple more linebackers into training camp and maybe one or two more through the 53- and 69-man roster as we go through," said Brian Gutekunst at the NFL Combine.

Gutekunst could strengthen the position through a combination of free agency and the draft, and Blake Cashman could be an affordable option.

Cashman started 13 games for the Houston Texans this season, setting a new career-best with 106 tackles, two sacks, nine tackles for loss, five quarterback hits, five pass defenses, and one interception. He could start alongside Quay Walker and either Isaiah McDuffie or a draft pick when the Packers are in base defense.

Gutekunst noted that having additional linebackers on the roster will help the special teams. Cashman can certainly contribute, having played 320 special teams snaps for the Texans in 2022.

Signing Cashman makes sense if the Packers want to make an affordable addition at linebacker in free agency.