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Packers Consider New Center

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Green Bay Packers helmet.
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INDIANAPOLIS< IND (WSAU) With the possible loss of Scott Wells, the Green Bay Packers have reportedly met with the agent for Houston Texans’ center Chris Myers at the N-F-L Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Such meetings are technically not allowed until the free agent signing period begins on March 13th. But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said those meetings are widespread during the combine – and the Packers met with Myers’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

The Packers would be in the market for an experienced center if Wells leaves as a free agent. But Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy said at the combine that he wants Wells back, and he doesn’t know the current negotiating situation. Media reports say the two sides are far apart, as the 31-year-old Wells wants a long-term contract averaging seven-and-a-half million dollars a year while the Packers have offered 4-to-5 million at this point.

Myers is 30, one year younger than Wells. Myers became a starter in his third N-F-L season with Denver – and then he went to the Texans where he has started every game at center for the last four seasons.

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