Instead, The Athletic pointed out offensive tackle David Bakhtiari’s health as the Packers’ biggest summer concern.
From The Athletic:
David Bakhtiari’s knee isn’t a concern just yet, but it certainly will be if he’s not in full pads on July 27 when the Packers start training camp. The Packers expect him to be, but nothing is certain regarding the five-time All-Pro left tackle’s healing ACL, as we saw last season. He tore it on Dec. 31, 2020, and didn’t play until Week 18 last season before missing the playoff game after aggravating it. He didn’t practice all offseason, and now the panic button is close for Packers fans.
There’s no doubt that Bakhtiari’s health will be a concern this summer. And not just this summer, but all season. When healthy, Bakhtiari is one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL. He’s obviously a player that Green Bay wants on the field for 17 games.
One way the Packers could help guard against losing him would be to go out and sign free-agent offensive tackle Eric Fisher. While Fisher is a downgrade from Bakhtiari, he’s still a very good tackle who could play valuable snaps.
Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, is still a free agent after spending the 2021 season with the Indianapolis Colts.
The long-time member of the Kansas City Chiefs reached the Pro-Bowl in 2020 (his second career Pro-Bowl selection), but he tore his Achilles near the end of that season. As a result, it took him a bit to find his groove in 2021 with the Colts. By the end of last season, he was starting to look like his old self.
Signing Fisher to a one-year deal would give Green Bay more depth and provide them with some valuable insurance for Bakhtiari. As for Fisher, who is 31, it would help him reset his value a bit and look for a bigger contract after the 2022 season — maybe with the Packers if all goes well.
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