In an off-season where the Packers have brought back just about everyone, they should do it again and bring Raven Greene back to Green Bay.
Greene, 26, signed with the Packers in 2018 as an undrafted free agent from James Madison University. The 5’11, 197 pound safety has only played in 20 out of a possible 48 games in his 3 NFL seasons, which is probably a significant reason why he remains un-signed. Greene has finished the season on the Injured Reserve list in every one of his Pro Seasons.
2020 brought the most action for Greene, where he played in 10 games, recorded 44 tackles, had 5 passes defensed, 1.5 sacks and an interception. When healthy and available, Greene has proven to be a willing tackler who delivers a punch. Additionally, he has the instincts where it seems like he’s always around the football.
According to Zach Kruse of USA Today, the Packers have returned 15 out of 18 players on offense that were on the field for at least 150 snaps in 2020 and 13 out of 14 players in top defensive snaps from 2020. Yes, the Packers have seen the departure of Tim Boyle, Jamaal Williams, Corey Linsley and a few others. Other than that, it’s almost the exact same team from last year. Bringing back Greene would be in alignment with the Packers plan of action in the 2021 off-season thus far.
The Packers secondary is currently in good hands, with Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage as the starting safeties and a combination of Will Redmond/Vernon Scott as backups. The suggestion here isn’t to bring back Greene with the expectation of starting. However, he’s a familiar face who’s been solid when on the field. As long as his financial expectations are realistic and he’s not a locker room problem, it makes sense to bring him back on a team-friendly, one year deal and “run it back” to an even fuller extent.——————
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