Despite participating in just two practices and playing nine preseason snaps, offseason acquisition Letroy Guion will be the Green Bay Packers starting nose tackle on Thursday.
This has obviously been necessitated by the loss of B.J. Raji to a season-ending injury, but it was originally thought that second-year pro Josh Boyd would assume Raji’s role.
Guion spent his first six seasons in the NFL with the Vikings. He was a starter for the past two.
His best season came in 2012, when he had 31 tackles and two sacks. Last year, Guion had 21 tackles and a sack. The Queens thought so much of him that they released him in the offseason.
So yes, the Green Bay Packers are now starting a guy who got cut by the Minnesota Vikings.
We’re sure this inspires tremendous amounts of confidence.
On the bright side, all Guion really has to do is stand there and occupy some blockers. Hopefully, he’s competent at that.