As noted in last Thursday’s Packers Daily Links, the Packers will be trying out street free agent kicker Michael Barnard on Monday, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
From 2006-2009, Barnard was an below average to average kicker at Division III Farleigh Dickinson, but he’s reportedly been working on his craft since that time.
“In 2012, he punted in front of some indoor and Canadian Football League teams and ended up kicking for the Reading Express of the Indoor Football League,” writes McGinn.
Barnard also had tryouts with both the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals, though he wasn’t offered a contract.
The free agent negotiating period that’s been in effect since Saturday continues on Monday.
The Packers may or may not be involved in contract talks with potential free agents, but it appears at least one of the their free-agents-to-be has gained interest during the negotiating window.
The agent for linebacker Brad Jones has reportedly been contacted by eight teams, although he can’t sign anywhere until Tuesday. It will be interesting to see how much interest the Packers express in re-signing Jones or how much money they can afford to invest in Jones.