The Green Bay Packers have suddenly become very thing at linebacker thanks to injuries to starters Clay Matthews and Nick Perry, so the team is going out and doing their due diligence to make sure they are doing what they can to bolster their depth and continue moving forward.
For the Packers, that meant bringing in eight players who could fill the outside linebacker role in their defensive scheme, and we have the names of all of the candidates for the open jobs.
The linebackers who were worked out by the Packers were Victor Aiyewa, Alan Baxter, Demetrius Hartsfield, Jake Muasau, Justin Staples, Aston Whiteside, Brandon Williams, and Lawrence Wilson, according to a Pro Football Talk source.
Among the players who received workouts, there are no real big names that will jump out at you.
The biggest name may be Brandon Williams, who was a fourth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys back in 2009. Williams played defensive end at Texas Tech, but was never able to make a big impact for the Cowboys defense.
Perhaps he can get another chance after fizzling out in Arizona to make an NFL roster.