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All The Packers Backup Lineman Play For The Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks were bound to show some interest in former Green Bay Packers because one of the Packers former execs is now Seattle's GM. But the stockpile of former offensive lineman, pointed out in a FanPost by Jabooty, is a little weird. 

As detailed by Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times, G Evan Dietrich-Smith, T Allen Barbre, and T Breno Giacomini have all been signed this month by the Seahawks, this after the surprising resignation of well known offensive line coach Alex Gibbs. The Seahawks have had some injuries on their line, so they do need some fresh bodies, and apparently these are the guys GM John Schneider is familiar with. But there sure is a revolving door of players, and coaches, in Seattle.

O'Neil goes on to say that despite those additions, and Gibbs's departure, they haven't changed away from a zone blocking scheme. I'd guess that's right. It does mean that QB Matt Hasselbeck might not be long for an upright position if any of them receive playing time. They've all been known to let a pass rusher run free-and-clear for the quarterback at times. Despite the poor play of Barbre last season, what really ended his Packer career was his part (along with Giacomini and Dietrich-Smith) in the beating that QB Matt Flynn took during the preseason games.

Unfortunately with Giacomini signed off the Packers practice squad, it means they've re-signed T Chris Campbell to it. Luckily they have so much depth on the 53-man active roster that Campbell remains very far away from it.