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Packers will work out center Justin Britt, per report

The former Seattle Seahawks center tore his ACL nine months ago.

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The Packers will work out veteran center Justin Britt this week, according to a report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein.

Britt, who was let go by the Seahawks in April, tore his ACL in October 2019. Prior to that, he’d missed just one game in his NFL career. He’d been Seattle’s starter at center each of the past four seasons.

It’s not exactly clear why the Packers would be interested in Britt. They spent three picks on interior linemen in this spring’s draft. And although center Jake Hanson was cut, he was brought back on the practice squad.

In addition, the Packers also have adequate backups at center. Lucas Patrick filled in there in Corey Linsley’s absence twice last season, and Elgton Jenkins excelled at center in college. Should a situation arise where the Packers would need a center, they seem relatively well-equipped to answer the call with players already on the roster.

Still, Britt would give the Packers depth there, and they wouldn’t have to weaken another position should something happen to Linsley if Britt was on the roster. Britt does have some positional versatility, too. He’s played elsewhere on the line in his NFL career, though not to great effect.