While the Packers have not confirmed the signing, O'Dwyer almost certainly compete with Ruegamer for the starting job. Like Ruegamer and the player they will try to replace, Marco Rivera, O'Dwyer is known as a hard-nosed player who gets by more on grit and power than athleticism.
If Klemm's injury history resurfaces, O'Dwyer would give the Packers a veteran candidate to play left guard.
Up until a couple of injury-plagued seasons, O'Dwyer had been a fixture in the starting lineups in Cincinnati and the New York Jets.
Last season, during his first year in Tampa Bay, O'Dwyer tore a pectoral muscle while weight lifting and missed the first 12 games of the season. In 2003 with Cincinnati, he again missed 12 games, starting just one game due to plantar fasciitis, a painful heel injury.
He started all 16 games in 2002 with Cincinnati, and started all 16 games in each season from 1996-99.