Packers Bring Back Special Teams Ace: Report

The Green Bay Packers have made a commitment to improving their special teams from a couple of seasons ago, and general manager Brian Gutekunst has made that that his top priority in free agency this offseason.

With the vast majority of Green Bay’s moves being focused around retaining key veterans on special teams, another impact player on the “we-fense” is coming back for the 2023 season. The Packers announced via their team website that veteran linebacker Eric Wilson had been re-signed by Gutekunst and his front office.

Wilson was an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati back in 2017, spending his first four seasons in the league with the Minnesota Vikings as a contributor and starter on defense. He then bounced around with the Eagles, Texans, and Saints before landing in Green Bay.

Despite coming on halfway through the year, Wilson led the Packers last season with 13 special teams tackles while also blocking a punt in Week 6 against the Jets. As a depth piece at linebacker and special teams contributor, Wilson was able to earn another shot with the team in 2023.


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