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Packers sign second-round pick Josh Myers, per report

With Corey Linsley gone, Myers could be the frontrunner to replace him.

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The Packers have signed second-round pick Josh Myers to his rookie deal, according to a report from NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. The four-year deal is worth just over $5.5 million, including a signing bonus of about $1.4 million.

The Packers selected Myers 62nd overall in the 2021 NFL Draft after his successful career at Ohio State University. A 6-foot-5, 310-pound prospect, Myers is on the short list — if not the outright favorite — for potential replacements for Corey Linsley, who departed this offseason for Los Angeles.

Though the Packers list Myers as a C/G, center seems like his most logical fit. He was a finalist for the Rimington Award at Ohio State (given to the nation’s top collegiate center) and logged more than 1,500 snaps there in his college career.

Slotting Myers at center would give the Packers some flexibility elsewhere on the offensive line, allowing them to keep Elgton Jenkins at left guard (or left tackle or wherever else he’s needed) depending on the availability of other players.