Packers get a taste of Pork Chop

Suddenly well under the salary cap after the release of safety Darren Sharper and a renegotiation of Brett Favre's contract, the Packers finally are in position to fill some of their holes.

The most glaring hole is at guard, where the Packers must replace standouts Marco Rivera and Mike Wahle. A few days after losing out to Cleveland with former Buccaneer Cosey Coleman, Green Bay brought in Seattle tackle Floyd "Pork Chop" Womack on Thursday for a Friday visit.

Womack was a fourth-round draft choice in 2001 by new Packers general manager Ted Thompson while he was in Seattle. Womack played both tackle spots for Seattle — he's started 20 games at left tackle and two at right tackle — but at 6-foot-4 and 333 pounds, he's got the size to be a powerful player at guard.

Womack's destination is mainly in the hands of the Buffalo Bills, with whom Womack spent most of Thursday. Buffalo earlier in the week lost left tackle Jonas Jennings. Since tackles generally command more money than guards, the Bills likely would outbid the Packers if they're interested in Womack.

Womack's flexibility would create some options for the Packers. Another 330-pounder, Kevin Barry, is a natural tackle who's a candidate to play guard. With a pair of 330-pound guards, the Packers likely would turn to more of a power running game than they used with the athletic Wahle able to attack the defense's flanks.

The Packers also could move starting right tackle Mark Tauscher inside and replace him with Barry or Womack.

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