The Green Bay Packers worked out tight end/linebacker Spencer Havner on Tuesday and will reportedly sign him soon, according to Scout.com.
Havner took a physical for the Packers last week. The continued interest signals that the Packers very likely will re-sign Havner, perhaps as soon as Monday, when the team gathers for its first practice following the bye.
Havner, who the Packers released during final roster cuts, was cut by the Detroit Lions on Oct. 14 after suffering a hamstring injury. At the time, we suggested the Packers would be interested in Havner, once he was recovered.
In addition to being a valuable special teams player during his time in Green Bay — he finished with 20 special teams tackles last season, good for third on the team — Havner emerged as a red zone threat, in 2009.
He caught seven passes for 112 yards, four of which went for touchdowns, last season.
The Packers tight ends have been less than spectacular since Jermichael Finley went down in week four. Donald Lee and Andrew Quarless have only seven catches a piece. Tom Crabtree has three.
They’ve combined for only two touchdowns, one each by Lee and Quarless.
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Ironic because when Crabtree dropped that pass at the 2, which was immediately followed by James Jones dropping the ball at the goal line, I turned to my wife and said, “It sure would be nice to have Spencer Havner back right about now.”