Packers Add Cornerback Depth After Losing Chandon Sullivan in Free Agency
The Green Bay Packers' secondary was dealt a blow Friday when the rival Minnesota Vikings poached cornerback Chandon Sullivan from them. Fortunately, it didn't take long for the Packers to find a replacement.
ProFootballFocus' Doug Kyed reported Friday night that the Packers are expected to sign former Las Vegas Raiders CB Keisean Nixon. The 24-year-old defender struggled with injuries last season, so a fresh start in Green Bay may be what he needs to get back on track.
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Nixon suited up for 11 games (one start) with the Raiders in 2021, finishing with 12 total tackles and a quarterback hit while playing just 11% of defensive snaps. He'll give this team a body to turn to if needed while likely handling a bigger role on special teams, where he saw 55% of his snaps last season.
The Packers' passing defense was one of the main sources behind their success last season. They allowed only 212.8 passing yards (No. 6) and 9.8 yards per completion (No. 9), so Nixon play a role in keeping that trend continuing.
There's already a lot of pressure on the Packers to succeed next season, so they can use all the help they can get. They're currently tied with the Los Angeles Rams for the fourth-best odds (+1100) to win Super Bowl LVII, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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