Originally posted on The Packers Guru  |  Last updated 4/1/14
Last offseason when defensive lineman Johnny Jolly was reinstated by the National Football League, following a suspension due to violating the league’s substance abuse policy, few thought he would ever contribute on the football field again in a real way. It seemed unlikely that Jolly would every play in the league again. Even when the Packers took a chance and brought him back to training camp, it seemed like a long-shot that he would make the team. Well, not only did Jolly make the team, he also ended up being a key cog in the Packers run defense, when he was healthy at least. After earning a spot on the active roster, the former sixth-round draft choice out of Texas A&M back in 2006, played in 13 games last season for the Packers, starting eight. He also contributed with 21 tackles, a sack, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery. It was an extraordinary comeback for a 30-something defensive lineman, who hadn’t played since he the 2009 season, when he was 26 years old. Unfortun...
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