In an interview Friday on SiriusXM satellite radio, free agent safety Kerry Rhodes said four teams are interested in signing him.
While he declined to specify any teams, it’s perhaps possible that the Green Bay Packers could be among them considering the lack of depth at the safety position.
At 30 years old (31 in August) and entering what would be his ninth season in the NFL, Rhodes is not a highly-sought commodity. But as someone who was a former All-Pro back in 2006 and intercepted four balls last season as a member of the Arizona Cardinals, there may be another solid season or two left in him.
Rhodes also said he’s not opposed to signing a one-year deal.
With very few experienced players at the position beyond Morgan Burnett, Rhodes would add veteran depth and an insurance policy if nothing else.
Should the Packers experience even one injury at safety to any player, they might be glad they have a player like Rhodes in reserve, especially if Sean Richardson is not ready to come back from offseason neck surgery.
The Packers currently have six safeties on their 90-man offseason roster, but only 89 are filled after releasing linebacker Desmond Bishop last month.
It’s also noting that the Packers have not signed any players as free agents following this past Thursday’s supplemental draft, including Damond Smith, whom they reportedly offered a tryout at their rookie orientation camp.