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John Kuhn, Packers share interest in 2016 return, per report

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The ' long-time fullback could return to Green Bay in 2016.

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John Kuhn's tenure in Green Bay may continue into 2016. According to a report from the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Wes Hodkiewicz, the fullback and the Packers share interest in reuniting next season.

Kevin Gold, the agent representing Kuhn, informed the assembled media during the NFL Scouting Combine of the possibility that his client could sign a new deal with the Packers later this offseason. Kuhn signed a one-year deal to remain with the team last year.

Kuhn has played the vast majority of his professional career in Green Bay, playing all but one of his 10 seasons there. However, Kuhn's future with the team became clouded in doubt after the team invested a draft pick in Oklahoma fullback Aaron Ripkowski last offseason. Ripkowski spent most of his rookie year contributing on special teams, though many projected him to take over for Kuhn in 2016.

While he has lost a step, Kuhn remains an effective blocker and one of the most knowledgeable and reliable players on offense. Among his many great plays, Kuhn made the key block of Julius Peppers during Aaron Rodgers' 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb that sealed the Packers' NFC North division championship in 2013:

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.