The Green Bay Packers free agent spending spree continues! The team has now signed double the number of free agents this offseason as they have in the previous two offseasons combined.
Of course, that doesn’t take much. The Packers last signed a free agent in 2009, so the two they’ve signed thus far this offseason has simultaneously made us crap our pants, question our God and forced us to begin looking for the alien pods.
Anyway, the Packers have signed defensive end Anthony Hargrove, who played last season with the Seattle Seahawks. Terms of the deal haven’t been reported, but Hargrove is happy to be a Packer.
“When you think of this team,” Hargrove said, “you think of one of the most respected organizations in the league. For them to come after me is very moving. I feel blessed today.”
Hargrove is expected to compete for a spot on the defensive line, one of the Packers’ biggest weaknesses last season. He may even step in as a starter at defensive end, but will be part of the rotation at the very least. He can play both the run and the pass as a traditional 3-4 defensive end. It’s expected he’ll also serve as an inside pass rusher in the nickel.
Hargrove has 19.5 career sacks in eight pro seasons — he was suspended for all of 2008 as a two-time loser in the NFL’s substance abuse program. His best seasons came in 2009 with New Orleans, when he had 42 tackles and five sacks, and in 2005 with St. Louis, when he had 51 tackles and 6.5 sacks.