Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 3/24/12

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 16: Anthony Hargrove #69 of the New Orleans Saintsreacts to a play against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Louisana Superdome on January 16, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Former Saint has already been suspended twice by the league Unable to sign a proven pass rusher in free agency and unwilling to rely on the likes of Erik Walden and Jarius Wynn for another season, the normally conservative Ted Thompson now appears willing to go the unconventional route in an effort to improve what was his team’s Achilles’ heel in 2011. What other explanation could there be for defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove’s arrival in Green Bay on Friday morning? How unusual is Thompson’s interest in Hargrove? It’s about as unusual as Charles Barkley or Warren Sapp making a cogent point on a pregame show. The former Georgia Tech star would seem to be the last player the Packers would be interested in signing. Not only is he undersized for a 3-4 end (he weighed 282 pounds with Philly last summer), but he carries more baggage than a Boeing 787. The 28-year-old was traded from St. Louis to Buffalo after an unexcused and unexplained two-day absence in ’06, and he was suspended fo...
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