MONDAY, 4:31pm: The Packers have made their deal with Barclay official, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
SUNDAY, 6:13pm: Don Barclay returned to Green Bay as the Packers are preparing to convene for the start of their offseason program and did so with the intent to re-sign with the team, a source tells Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The fifth-year lineman served as a backup for most of his tenure with the Packers and is an unrestricted free agent. A former undrafted free agent, Barclay has started 23 games in his career. Barclay will begin working with the Packers again Monday, when they start their offseason voluntary workouts.
Barclay started five for the injured Bryan Bulaga last season, doing so to mediocre reviews. Pro Football Focus tabbed the West Virginia product as its second-worst full-time guard, ranking Barclay 76th out of 77 guards who played enough snaps to qualify. Barclay played just 32.6% of the Packers’ snaps, per Silverstein, last season yet surrendered nine sacks — the most on the team.
Barclay, though, started 18 games during his first two seasons prior to missing 2014 with a torn ACL, and the team is hoping he can recapture that form as he moves further away from the severe knee injury, per Silverstein.