According to Andrew Brandt of ESPN and the National Football Post, the Packers only offered free-agent pass-rusher Dave Tollefson a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal during their courting of the 29-year-old over the last two weeks. Tollefson eventually signed with the Oakland Raiders for two-years, $2.4-million.
GB offered only a 1-yr minimum deal. RT @BobMcGinn Packers stood by as Dave Tollefson went to Oakland for modest 2-yr $2.4M deal.
— Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) April 11, 2012
So while the Packers did show a degree of interest by hosting Tollefson during a weekend visit, it appears as if the team wasn’t prepared to give Tollefson any kind of monetary incentive to come back to Green Bay. For a career backup who has just 10 career sacks and is inching closer to age 30, that was probably the right decision.