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Packers work out trio of offensive linemen, per report

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Fahn Cooper, Brandon Thomas, and Givens Price each worked out for the Packers on Monday.

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After living through the nightmare of playing without starting offensive tackles David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga, the Green Bay Packers have apparently begun sifting through free agency for viable depth options. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the team worked out Fahn Cooper, Brandon Thomas, and Givens Price on Monday.

The three offensive linemen come from various backgrounds. Cooper entered the league as a fifth-round pick in 2016 and has spent time on the practice squads of the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts. Thomas also spent time with the 49ers, the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Price served as a backup with the Arizona Cardinals last year and failed to make Week 1 roster in 2017.

With the status of Bakhtiari and Bulaga still up in the air, the Packers need to pad their depth should more injuries follow. Kyle Murphy has started the last two weeks at right and left tackle with Justin McCray making his NFL regular-season debut in a start at right tackle on Sunday. Only the recently promoted Adam Pankey remains available behind them. As such, even if Green Bay doesn't sign any of the three tryouts this week, building an emergency free-agent list makes sense.

The Packers next play Sept. 24 against the Cincinnati Bengals.