Packers Work Out Keyunta Dawson

The former 7th round pick for the Indianapolis Colts was in camp with the Detroit Lions this summer.

Perhaps looking to bolster their pass rush, the Packers worked out defensive end Keyunta Dawson on Monday, according to Bob McGinn:

D-line rich Lions cut DE Keyunta Dawson Sept. 3. Started 20 of 58 g's for Indy from 2007-10. Tried out for Packers Mon. Might juice p-rush.

The Packers are most likely looking at Dawson, a 2007 7th round pick for the Colts,  at outside linebacker. He is listed at 254 lbs. which would be way too light to play defensive end in Capers' system.

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Jersey Al's picture

September 27, 2011 at 02:01 pm

Packers appear to think they can turn ANYONE in to an OLB...

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AJKUHN's picture

September 27, 2011 at 03:07 pm

I think Kevin Green may be a part of that feeling. If anyone can do it, he can.

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PackersRS's picture

September 27, 2011 at 03:58 pm

Kevin Greene is like that really jealous kid that always wants new toys after he just got a new one.

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Spiderpack's picture

September 27, 2011 at 05:07 pm

Now that is genuinely funny RS. Not in a belittling to Greene way, but just funny because Greene is so driven.

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brett's picture

September 27, 2011 at 02:04 pm

im pretty sure they have proven to find diamonds in the rough many times friend. including other teams castoffs now being our quality starters.

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IanHanley75's picture

September 27, 2011 at 02:47 pm

Seem like an odd choice. The Packers have a lot of depth at OLB and in 4 years at DE he has 1 career sack, so i'm not sure how much he would help the pass rush.

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Satori's picture

September 27, 2011 at 02:49 pm

Brad Jones has proved himself expendable

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PackerAaron's picture

September 27, 2011 at 03:03 pm

Been a Jones fan and really want to disagree - but I can't.

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cow42's picture

September 27, 2011 at 03:51 pm

maybe so'oto's back isn't healing like we thought.

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Spiderpack's picture

September 27, 2011 at 05:15 pm

Maybe they just think the guy has a chance with Trgo, Moss, and Greene coaching him.

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Nononsense's picture

September 27, 2011 at 05:51 pm

I hear Aaron Curry of the Seahawks is on the trading block, maybe Seattle will take Brad and James Jones for Curry straight up.

Wouldn't mind seeing what hes capable of at OLB in this scheme. A change of scenery could do him and the other 2 some good.

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

September 27, 2011 at 06:10 pm

Lol, nice post. We're on the same page... Didn't see it.

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

September 27, 2011 at 06:08 pm

2009 4th overall pick, Aaron Curry just got demoted and a rookie took the starting gig, prior to the season he restructured his contract and went from a six year to a four... Seattle is over him talk out here is he would only bring a 5th to 7th round pick, which at that price isn't worth it to the hawks. If Ted would pony up a fourth I think his buddy Schneider may bite. This kid is being misused out here, if Greene could get his hands on him and just point him at the quarterback, I think the kid could be a star... Pipedream, I know. Just such an absolute terror in college, he's just thinking too much out here, he just needs to be unleashed on the qb, get some confidence, and then ask him to work on his repertoire.

GBP 4 LIFE

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aussiepacker's picture

September 27, 2011 at 07:08 pm

doubt it happens but could turn into a excellent gamble?

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

September 28, 2011 at 09:23 am

That's exactly my thoughts on it Aussie.

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PackersRS's picture

September 27, 2011 at 08:12 pm

Really not what the Packers do, allow a guy to just rush the passer. Not at all.

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

September 28, 2011 at 09:12 am

Maybe that's what they need to do. Sure you'll have him drop on occasion, but at first...point him at the qb.

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PackersRS's picture

September 28, 2011 at 04:26 pm

Well, they did win a SB doing what they're doing, so...

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ST's picture

September 27, 2011 at 06:40 pm

You're crazy. Curry wasn't a pass rusher in college, why the hell would you make him an OLB? It's slightly less crazy than some of the 'MAKE NICK BARNETT' an OLB talk from last season, but Curry is still strictly an ILB in the 3-4.

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

September 28, 2011 at 09:20 am

Why? He's got more than enough athleticism, he's not small. He's shown he can get after the qb plenty (YouTube it, it's right there). I'd almost be willing to bet wherever his next stop is it will be in a 34... At olb.

I love when Joe shoe says an NFL player is strictly this or that.... Better let you get back to work, as I'm sure someone with your knowledge and insight is busy in an NFL front office right now. Lol, what a joke.

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FITZCORE1252's EVO's picture

September 28, 2011 at 09:21 am

Shmoe... Damn phone

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packsmack25's picture

September 27, 2011 at 09:06 pm

Maybe it's just a workout.

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Wagszilla's picture

September 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Really looking forward to seeing So'oto on the field.

And maybe it's that infamous Bears' leapfrog but I really miss Brandon Chillar's pass rush ability.
Granted he became injury-ridden but he always gave a good impression.

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Nononsense's picture

September 28, 2011 at 03:56 pm

Obviously if they were to trade for Curry he would have to renegotiate his contract.

Still, I think the guy has great ability and maybe just maybe he is not being used to the best of his ability.

Look at a guy like Philly's Jason Babin who played like crap until he got together with Dline coach Jim Washburn in Tennessee. Now hes a seriously good pass rusher because Wahburn knows how to use his skills to make him an effective player.

Some players just don't fit certain schemes and until I see Curry in another defense like a 3-4, I wouldn't write him off.

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lars's picture

September 28, 2011 at 04:16 pm

Jones is injured AGAIN and Walden hasn't come near seizing his chance in Zombo's absence. They're short three w/out Zombo, Jones and So'oto.

Gotta add somebody or it's more like coal in Kevin Green's stocking than "gifts." He's only got CM3, UDFA Jamari Lattimore and a career back-up in Walden to work with. Get the man some help!

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PackerAaron's picture

September 28, 2011 at 04:18 pm

I'm anxious to see what So'oto can do.

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