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Green Bay Packers
St. Louis Rams
Green Bay signed former Rams and Chargers offensive lineman Kevin Hughes
The Green Bay Packers entered the offseason with only nine healthy offensive linemen on the roster, so it’s no surprise that the front office is already bolstering the position. After flirting with but ultimately not signing CFL star Jovan Olafioye, GM Ted Thompson inked free agent Kevin Hughes on Tuesday.
Hughes entered the league with St. Louis as an undrafted free agent in 2011. The former Southeastern Louisiana star played in three games (44 total snaps) for the Rams as a rookie, but he was released at the conclusion of training camp last August. He ended this past season as a member of the Chargers’ practice squad.
Thanks to NFL Rewind (the best $50 I ever spent), I got a chance to watch Hughes play against the Seahawks in week 11 of the 2011 season. He was brutal with a capital B. Lined up at left tackle, he couldn’t lay a hand on Chris Clemons in pass protection. As a run blocker, he spent more time on all fours than an actress in a porn movie. To be fair, the Rams didn’t expect Hughes to play as a rookie, but injuries to Rodger Saffold and his replacement, Mark LeVior, forced him into the lineup. He wasn’t ready.
I wish I could say that Hughes showed significant improvement in his second season, but I can’t. He struggled at both tackle and guard last summer. While the 24-year-old moves pretty well, he isn’t very big and he isn’t very strong. The lack of size is a problem outside and the lack of strength is a problem inside.
Hughes will probably line up a tackle in Green Bay. With Bryan Bulaga and Derek Sherrod banged up, Marshall Newhouse, Don Barclay and Andrew Datko are the only healthy players at that position on the roster. Based on what I saw on video, I’d be very surprised if Hughes is part of the final 53 come early September, but his decent feet and long arms should give him a chance to compete for a spot on the practice squad.
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