The Green Bay Packers are visiting with free-agent defensive lineman Rodney Gunter on Wednesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Gunter spent the 2018 campaign with the Arizona Cardinals, playing in all 16 games and finishing with 44 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a couple of forced fumbles.
The 27-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Delaware State, was originally selected by the Cardinals in the fourth round (116th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
He appeared in 16 contests during his rookie season, totaling 19 tackles and a sack. The following year, Gunter's production was almost identical, as he registered 15 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a fumble recovery. He then posted similar numbers once again in 2017, recording 17 tackles and a sack.
The Lake Hamilton, Fl. native has never missed a game throughout his four-year NFL career and had sort of a breakout season this past year, which makes the fact that he is still unsigned in April somewhat peculiar.
The Packers certainly need as much help as they can get defensively, so Gunter would be a nice pickup if they end up signing him to a deal.
Green Bay is coming off of a season in which it went just 6-9-1 and missed the playoffs, marking the first time since 2006 that the Packers failed to qualify for the postseason in back-to-back years. In 2017, Green Bay won just seven games, largely due to the fact that Aaron Rodgers missed most of the season with a broken collarbone.
As a result of the Packers' struggles over the last couple of years, Green Bay fired long-time head coach Mike McCarthy after a 4-7-1 start in 2018 and eventually replaced him with Matt LaFleur earlier this offseason.