The Green Bay Packers have lost several popular free agents over the last few seasons and are bracing themselves to lose a few more.
One of the Packers’ most popular players, fullback Josh Kuhn, will enter free agency without a new contract, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
The source said the sides planned to keep in touch, leaving open the possibility that Kuhn could return for an eighth season with the Packers.
Kuhn is one of 17 players on the Packers’ roster from last season due to become an unrestricted free agent. The 31-year-old was last a free agent following the 2010 season. After the NFL lockout of 2011, he re-signed with the Packers for $7 million over three years, including a $750,000 signing bonus.
Kuhn has been used as a third down back to protect the passer and catch passes and as a short-yardage back, using his 6-foot, 250-pound frame to his advantage.
Last season, Kuhn rushed for 38 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and had 81 yards on 13 receptions.