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Bring Back Mike Wahle

Seriously. Since GM Ted Thompson let LG Mike Wahle leave in free agency, it has been a rotating door at left guard. First was free agent disaster LG Adrian Klemm and since then the Packers have tried Daryn Colledge, Jason Spitz, and Junius Coston. None one of them has overwhelmed the coaches. The Packers already have several recent draft choices on the roster, so bringing in another draft choice or two to compete doesn't seem like a sure fire winner.

Since Wahle has been released, he probably won't require a huge contract. Plus he was arguably the Packers best lineman from 2002-2004, and was named as a Pro Bowl alternate on at least one occasion. He's played alongside several of the current starters, so there won't be a big transition. It isn't very clear why Carolina released him:

Wahle was a three-year starter with Carolina after being signed as a free agent from Green Bay before the 2005 season. But Wahle turns 30 next month and had a large salary cap figure.

"We've kind of decided we're going to change some things on the offensive line and rework that unit a little bit," Hurney said. "Mike's been here three years and has been very good for us. He made one Pro Bowl and was an alternate in another."

Although Wahle made the Pro Bowl while in Carolina, they signed him to a big contract to play tackle, but shortly into his first season with them they realized he is a better fit at guard. He also ended the 2006 season on the bench with a shoulder injury, and he might not be fully recovered from it. He might command another big contract if he is healthy because it isn't a great free agent class at guard. He may also have trouble learning how to play in a zone blocking system, but the learning curve didn't seem too steep for veteran LT Chad Clifton or RT Mark Tauscher.

It would be great to see the Packers bring in a veteran to solidify a position without a clear incumbent who can also upgrade their run and pass blocking.