Looking At The Unsigned Packer Free Agents

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 27: Offensive guard Mark Tauscher #65 of the Green Bay Packers blocks against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 27, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The free agent market is getting thin, but the Green Bay Packers still have some former starters (and a former 1st round draft choice) out on the street. What does the future hold for these players?

Here's the free agent tracker from NFL.com showing the players still available.

SS Atari Bigby. He was never known for his coverage skills, which combined with his injury prone past, is hurting his free agent value. He could be signed by a team who is looking for an injury replacement later this season.

LB Brandon Chillar. While I was concerned about the future of his surgically repaired shoulder, a recent hamstring injury is probably keeping teams away. He should sign somewhere, once his hamstring is feeling better.

DE/DT Justin Harrell. His career could be over. He's certain to receive some tryout offers, and he could resurface later this season. As always, his future will depend primarily on his health.

RT Mark Tauscher. I'm a little surprised he didn't retire instead of waiting for the Packers to release him. He may be waiting to see if the Packers give him a call later, as they did back in 2009 when they needed a replacement for the failed Allen Barbre experience. However, I don't expect the Packers will make that same call again in 2011, and he doesn't appear to have any interest in playing for any other team. I'm expecting they'll hire him for another role within the organization, but something might not be available right now. "A first ballot Packer Hall of Fame guy."

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