Packers To Sign Letroy Guion

3:28pm: Guion’s one-year deal is worth the minimum ($730K) and has a $100K signing bonus, but has a max value of $1MM if roster bonuses are earned, tweets Rob Demovsky of

2:57pm: The Packers have agreed to terms with defensive lineman Letroy Guion, agent Thomas Kleine announced today on Twitter. According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun (via Twitter), Guion will ink a one-year deal, meaning he’ll be eligible for unrestricted free agency again a year from now.

Guion, a longtime Viking, is the second defensive lineman the Packers will sign away from a division rival, having also added Julius Peppers after he was cut by the Bears. Additionally, Guion will be the second defensive tackle Green Bay has signed to a one-year deal in the last week. With B.J. Raji returning to the fold and reportedly set to assume his old nose tackle position, presumably the Packers have other plans for Guion, who played a lot of nose tackle in Minnesota. It’s possible he’ll come off the bench in Green Bay, or see some time at defensive end.

Guion started 28 games for the Vikings over the last two seasons, recording 52 total tackles and three sacks in those two years of part-time action. Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics weren’t overly kind to the 26-year-old, ranking him 60th of 69 qualified defensive tackles in 2013, a year after he placed dead last among 85 qualified DTs (subscription required).

The Ravens and Patriots also reportedly had interest in Guion, who was released by Minnesota earlier this month.

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  1. minor league guy

    Solid move… basically a younger pickett… allows us to focus on DB and LB this draft

  2. hungblunt

    He has some potential, just never made any plays with Minnesota in the 4-3. Wasn’t really a nose tackle, wasn’t disruptive enough at the 3 technique, a change of scheme might help.

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