Thursday, March 08, 2007

Justin Griffith Possible New Fullback? Chris Brown at RB?

According to a report on WTMJ620-AM Radio out of Milwaukee this morning, expect Justin Griffith -- late of the Atlanta Falcons -- to be a free agent signing at fullback. Griffith visited the Packers yesterday. A fifth-year pro, Griffith is a good blocker and can also catch the ball out of the backfield. In other words, he's a good fit for the Packers offense. Griffith is 25 years old, 5-foot-11, 232-pounds, and is experienced in the zone-blocking system which the Packers introduced last year copying, yes, the Falcons. Griffith started 26 games for the Falcons over the last two years.

Titans running back Chris Brown is also reportedly set to visit the Pack yet this week. According to his agent, as reported in the Green Bay Press-Gazette, "At this point, I'd say (the Packers have) a sincere interest. It looks like they're sitting back waiting to see what the market is gauging, but it's starting to pick up with a couple guys falling into place."

Of course, nothing is ever a sure thing. Veteran receiver Joe Horn was scheduled to fly into GB for a visit with the Packers this week but got a permanent layover in Atlanta on the way. So it goes.

Oh, and we failed to mention that oft-injured Packers tight end David Martin signed a three-year $3+ million deal with Miami. (Yawn.)