After three seasons as a Packer, defensive tackle Letroy Guion has been cut by Green Bay. The 30-year-old out of Florida State has been troubled since joining the team from the Vikings as a free agent. He served a three game suspension for possession of marijuana in 2015 and was going to be ineligible for the first four games of the 2017 season after a DUI in Hawaii.
Guion had played well when he was on the field for Green Bay, hurrying the passer and plugging up holes to help the Packers become the 10th best rush defense in the league last year. Although he has not recorded a sack since his first season in Green Bay (when he played a larger role due to B.J. Raji’s injury), Guion clearly played a valuable role for the team.
Unfortunately, his continued run-ins with the law outweigh his presence on the field and the organization has decided to move on. Younger players will look to seize Guion’s release as an opportunity to shine. After selecting defensive lineman Kenny Clark in the first round of last year’s draft, the Packers drafted another talented defensive lineman this year by taking Montravius Adams out of Auburn in the third round.
However, Adams will be sidelined for the foreseeable future after suffering a stress fracture in his foot during a practice in July. Green Bay is still deep enough at defensive tackle to manage just fine with the likes of Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry and Ricky Jean Francois still healthy, but if injuries pile up through the preseason and the early stages of the regular season, Guion’s services could be missed.
Green Bay squares off against Philadelphia Thursday night at Lambeau Field to begin their preseason. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.