The Green Bay Packers haven’t closed the door on defensive tackle Letroy Guion, despite his arrest for felony possession of marijuana.
In fact, indications are the Packers would welcome Guion back if he remains a free man. He’s currently in Green Bay and being monitored by the Packers, according to the Press-Gazette.
“I stand by what I said during the season, after the season,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “I thought he was an impactful personality and played good football. I’m hopeful that we get past this, and the monitoring gives us the green light to go forward, but I’d love to have Letroy back.”
Guion started all 16 games for the Packers at nose tackle in 2014 and posted career highs in tackles (32) and sacks (3.5).
It’s not quite as simple as being cleared by the courts though. Guion is a free agent after playing out the one-year, $985,000 deal he signed after being cut by the Vikings last offseason.
The Packers were actually negotiating with him during the season, a sure sign that they value Guion’s contributions. However, things will have to play out in the courts and then you can bet one-man justice squad Roger Goodell will have some punishment to dole out whether Guion is convicted or not.
So despite the Packers’ interest, Guion’s future is likely to be up in the air for a long time.