What began as interest has reportedly blossomed into a visit for free-agent safety Michael Huff and the Green Bay Packers.
According to Clarence Hill of Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Huff has a visit set with both the Packers and Baltimore Ravens after meeting with the Dallas Cowboys Monday. The former Texas safety was in attendance at the Longhorns Pro Day Tuesday.
Huff said he has visit with Baltimore this week and one set with green bay
— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 26, 2013
Huff, 30, has 11 interceptions and 5.5 sacks over seven NFL seasons. He was drafted seventh overall by the Oakland Raiders in the 2006 NFL draft.
While the Cowboys remain the front-runner to land Huff, who is from the Dallas area, the current salary cap problems for the Cowboys could mean Huff has to look elsewhere. Dallas has just over $100,000 in available cap space as of Tuesday, and Huff may not want to wait around for more room to clear.
The Packers have roughly $20 million in cap space and a potential need at safety. Teaming the athletic Huff—who played some cornerback for the Raiders in 2012—with starter Morgan Burnett could be an attractive safety combination, at least on paper.
Zach Kruse is a 24-year-old sports writer who contributes to Cheesehead TV, Bleacher Report and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He also covers prep sports for the Dunn Co. News. You can reach him on Twitter @zachkruse2 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.