PALM BEACH, Fla. – Dave Tollefson will have a chance to return to the Green Bay Packers, but his former team will have to beat out several other teams vying for the free-agent defensive end’s services.
Tollefson, an unrestricted free agent who owns two Super Bowl rings from his time with the New York Giants, is scheduled to visit the Packers on Thursday and Friday, an NFL source said Tuesday.
The Packers picked Tollefson in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft (No. 253 overall) out of Northwest Missouri State. He spent the 2006 season on the Packers' practice squad.
Tollefson reportedly visited the Seattle Seahawks last week – Seahawks GM John Schneider was on the Packers’ scouting staff when they drafted Tollefson – and also was supposed to visit the Cleveland Browns.
He played defensive end in the Giants’ 4-3 scheme but at 6-foot-4 and 266 pounds, he would presumably convert to outside linebacker in the Packers’ 3-4 scheme. He played in all 16 regular-season games for the Giants last season, registering a career-high five sacks. In five seasons with the Giants, he’s played in 81 games and recorded 10 sacks.
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