In the midst of organized team activities, the Green Bay Packers have made a swap along the offensive line. On Tuesday, the team announced the signing of offensive tackle Robert Leff and the corresponding release of center Jacob Flores.
A 6-foot-5, 302-pound rookie O-lineman, Leff appeared in 53 games with 15 starts (all at right tackle) during his time at Auburn. He earned second-team All-SEC recognition from the Associated Press. Leff went unselected during this past April's NFL draft, eventually signing with the Atlanta Falcons on May 1. The Falcons waived him earlier this month.
Leff joins an offensive-line group that features established starters at both tackle spots but opportunities behind them. 2016 second-round pick Jason Spriggs expects to serve as the primary backup at both left and right tackle, but Leff could compete with second-year man Kyle Murphy, undrafted rookie Geoff Gray, and others for roster and practice-squad spots behind him.
As for the departing Flores, the move marks the apparent end of his year-long run in Green Bay. The interior offensive lineman originally signed with the team shortly after the 2016 NFL Draft and battled for a roster spot during the subsequent training camp and the preseason. He received a settlement from the Packers in September arising out of an undisclosed injury but rejoined the club on the practice squad in October.