The Packers have re-signed veteran fullback and fan favorite John Kuhn, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com (via Twitter), who cites Kuhn’s agent Kevin Gold. Gold tells Demovsky (Twitter link) that his client is “excited to remain in the place that is best suited for his talents.” It’ll be a one-year deal worth a little over $1MM, tweets Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.
Although the Packers let Kuhn hit the open market, a return to Green Bay always looked to be the likeliest outcome. A March report indicated that the fullback was talking to teams besides the Packers, but those mystery suitors were never specifically identified.
Kuhn, 31, will assume the role of lead blocker, short-yardage specialist, and occasional pass-catcher, which he has done in Green Bay for the last seven seasons. While his 23 touches last season represented his lowest mark since 2009, Kuhn still managed to find the end zone at least once for the sixth straight year.