John Kuhn has spent the past six seasons appearing in games for the Green Bay Packers but with free agency ahead of him the team may remove him from their plans.
The Green Bay Gazette believes the Packers are only interested in bringing back the 250 pound fullback at the veterans minimum. The minimum for Kuhn would be around $850,000 down from the $2.35 million he made in 2013.
Fullback in the NFL is a dying position right now. Fewer teams are using it and while the Packers still played Kuhn on 537 snaps that time could easily go to someone else.
Kuhn was the lead blocker for the Packers last season but allow carried the ball 23 times for 129 yards scoring a touchdown.
One thing Kuhn has going for him is the word of quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“(There’s) nobody I trust more on the field than John,” said Rodgers during his ESPN Milwaukee radio show this past week. “He’s an exceptional guy, I love playing with him, and I’d be really sad if we weren’t able to walk out of that tunnel together as we do [when we] come out of the locker room for pregame warmups. John and I have walked together for the last six, seven years, and he’s always been somebody I could really count on the field and just a great football player.”